Published on: Saturday, July 15, 2023

Connecticut prisoner has an "intolerable" scalp condition consisting of painful scabs and oozing sores. Prison officials allegedly deny treatment for years. District court: there are no binding cases holding that a scalp condition is a serious medical need requiring treatment. Second Circuit: Qualified immunity is specific, but it's not that specific. The guy said his head felt like it was on fire. Reversed and remanded.

The case is Collymore v. Myers, Collymore v. Comm’r of D.O.C., No. 21-02292 (2d Cir. July 14, 2023).