Mark P. Merlini of MOODK’s Philadelphia office obtained summary judgment in a prisoner civil rights case based on allegations related to denial of proper medical treatment for an alleged severe gluten allergy. Plaintiff claimed that consultants had recommended a biopsy and Gastroenterology consult and that he was constitutionally entitled to all testing and medical consults suggested. Our team was able to demonstrate that the prison medical staff did perform a proper work up, the evidence did not support a severe gluten allergy and there was no constitutional violation by anyone on the medical staff. Magistrate Judge Lisa Lenihan recommended dismissal of all claims and US District Judge Stephanie L. Haines granted dismissal. The Third Circuit subsequently affirmed this decision on June 8, 2022.