- Associated Press - Thursday, December 25, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A federal judge is allowing a Nebraska prisoner to move ahead with his lawsuit alleging that prison officials failed to treat him for post-traumatic stress disorder after he was sexually assaulted.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1rluKMF ) that it’s the second time the inmate has alleged prison officials were intentionally indifferent to his medical needs.

A Lancaster County judge ruled in the inmate’s favor in March 2010 and awarded him $250,000. The inmate alleged that prison doctors did not provide the inmate with the treatment he needed between June 2002 and November 2005.

A treatment plan recommended that the inmate see a therapist at least every other week and a psychiatrist every two or three months, while receiving medication. Instead, he received 90-day mental health reviews.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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