Barkes v. First Corr Med Inc

(United States Third Circuit) – In this appeal considering whether defendant-prison-administrators are entitled to qualified immunity for an inmate’s suicide, the district court’s order denying summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs is affirmed, where defendants are not entitled to qualified immunity from an Eighth Amendment claim that serious deficiencies in the provision of medical care by a private, third-party provider led to the inmate’s suicide.