United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania
February 13, 2015
RODNEY NEAL ARNOLD, Plaintiff
PRISON HEALTH SERIVES, et al.,, Defendants.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER, Chief District Judge.
AND NOW, this 13th day of February, 2015, upon consideration of plaintiff's motion (Doc. 70) for appointment of an expert witness, in which, based upon his in forma pauperis status, he "requests this Honorable Court to authorize the expenditure of funds not to exceed a sum certain... to enable [him] to obtain the services of a medical expert doctors [sic] opinion" to aid him in preparation of his case,  and it being well-settled that pro se inmate plaintiffs who are proceeding in forma pauperis have no entitlement to court-appointed medical expert witnesses as there is no statutory authority for payment of expert witness fees in civil suits for damages, Boring v. Kozakiewicz, 833 F.2d 468, 474 (3d Cir. 1987), it is hereby ORDERED that the motion (Doc. 70) is DENIED.