Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
No. 5:14-cv-14892—John Corbett O’Meara, District Judge.
Argued: July 28, 2017
Decided and Filed: January 3, 2018
Before: MOORE, STRANCH, and DONALD, Circuit Judges.
BERNICE BOUIE DONALD, Circuit Judge. Plaintiff Melisa Richmond was
incarcerated in the Wayne County Jail from December 26, 2012 through February 13, 2013.
While in the custody of the Jail, Richmond received treatment for a self-inflicted burn wound on
her chest as well as for psychological needs. Richmond contends that she received
constitutionally inadequate treatment for her burn wound, which necessitated skin grafting
surgery shortly after her release from the Jail’s custody. She also contends that she was
unconstitutionally deprived of her psychiatric medication for over two weeks while in custody.
The district court below granted summary judgment in favor of the Defendants on the grounds
that Richmond failed to show a constitutional violation. For the reasons described below, we
REVERSE in part and AFFIRM in part the ruling of the district court.