Beeson v. Johnson

An inmate brought a pro se action against prison officials, alleging medical problems as a result of his exposure to the smoke-filled environment at the prison.  The District Court denied the prison officials’ motion to dismiss the complaint because there were genuine issues of material fact, as to whether the inmate had a serious medical condition which required that he be in a smoke-free environment and whether prison officials had been deliberately indifferent to the condition.

668 F. Supp. 498 (E.D. N.C. 1987), reversed in part on other grounds, 894 F.2d 401 (4th Cir. 1990).