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OPINION AND ORDER Plaintiff Leonard Pina-Rodriguez, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, brings this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983 against defendants Gary Garbutt, U.S. Mobile Imaging, LLC (“U.S. Mobile”), and Correctional Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. (“CDI”), alleging defendants were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs in violation of the Eighth Amendment.1 Now pending is defendants Gary Garbutt and U.S. Mobile’s motion to dismiss the second amended complaint (“SAC”). (Doc. #78).2 For the following reasons, the motion to dismiss is GRANTED. The Court has subject matter jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1331. BACKGROUND For the purpose of ruling on the motion to dismiss, the Court accepts as true all well pleaded factual allegations in the SAC, and draws all reasonable inferences in plaintiff’s favor. At all relevant times plaintiff was incarcerated at Fishkill Correctional Facility (“Fishkill”) in Beacon, New York. According to plaintiff, in 2013, he was diagnosed with a misaligned jaw, and fitted with orthodontic braces and a metal bar on the roof of his mouth. Approximately one year later, plaintiff alleges he underwent one of two oral surgeries to correct his jaw misalignment. He further alleges that before he could undergo the second surgery needed to correct the misalignment, he was committed to DOCCS custody in June 2016. Plaintiff alleges that on August 29, 2016, about four weeks after he was transferred to Fishkill from Ulster Correctional Facility, he presented for an emergency dental sick-call where he informed Dr. Conicelli of his dental work and complained of headaches and pain while talking, eating, and sleeping. Plaintiff claims he saw Dr. Conicelli again on October 7, 2016, and complained he was experiencing great pain when talking, eating, and sleeping and was having very bad headaches. According to plaintiff, Dr. Conicelli informed plaintiff that he “spoke to [the Regional Dental Director], all [he] can do is remove [the braces], [he] cannot reattach brackets, [and he] explained…[plaintiff] can…have outside orthodontist come in at [plaintiff's] expense.” (Doc. #64 (“SAC”) 22). Plaintiff alleges he was seen several times between October 2016 and November 2017 by multiple doctors and dentists, including Dr. Saleh, Dr. Conicelli, Dr. Viereckl-Prast, Dr. Frank Weber (a doctor at Westchester Medical Center), Dr. Marlon K. Moore (an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon), and Dr. Jario Bastidas (an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialist at Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine). According to plaintiff, during these visits, the doctors provided him with Motrin, Ibuprofen, and then Naproxen to manage his pain. Plaintiff alleges that he underwent an MRI on February 14, 2018, to diagnose the cause of his complained of ailments. The MRI was performed at Fishkill by defendant Gary Garbutt, a licensed MRI technician and U.S. Mobile employee, in a trailer suite provided by U.S. Mobile. Plaintiff claims that before the MRI was completed, he informed Garbutt of his orthodontic hardware. According to plaintiff, Garbutt discontinued the MRI scanning process after several minutes, because “the serious artifact problem resulting from the high density object(s) in the Plaintiff’s mouth distorted the scan beyond comprehension.” (SAC 52). Plaintiff further alleges that following the MRI, the pain in his mouth and face worsened. He claims that during an emergency dental sick-call on March 6, 2018, he informed Dr. Conicelli that he was experiencing “burning pains in his entire face with swelling ever since he was put inside the MRI unit.” (Id. 53). DISCUSSION I. Standard of Review In deciding a Rule 12(b)(6) motion, the Court evaluates the sufficiency of the operative complaint under the “two-pronged approach” articulated by the Supreme Court in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 679 (2009).3 First, a plaintiff’s legal conclusions and “[t]hreadbare recitals of the elements of a cause of action, supported by mere conclusory statements,” are not entitled to the assumption of truth and are thus not sufficient to withstand a motion to dismiss. Id. at 678; Hayden v. Paterson, 594 F.3d 150, 161 (2d Cir. 2010). Second, “[w]hen there are well-pleaded factual allegations, a court should assume their veracity and then determine whether they plausibly give rise to an entitlement to relief.” Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. at 679. To survive a Rule 12(b)(6) motion, the allegations in the complaint must meet a standard of “plausibility.” Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. at 678; Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 564 (2007). A claim is facially plausible “when the plaintiff pleads factual content that allows the court to draw the reasonable inference that defendant is liable for the misconduct alleged.” Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. at 678. “The plausibility standard is not akin to a ‘probability requirement,’ but it asks for more than a sheer possibility that a defendant has acted unlawfully.” Id. (quoting Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. at 556). The Court must liberally construe submissions of pro se litigants and interpret them “to raise the strongest arguments that they suggest.” Triestman v. Fed. Bureau of Prisons, 470 F.3d 471, 474 (2d Cir. 2006) (per curiam). Applying the pleading rules permissively is particularly appropriate when, as here, a pro se plaintiff alleges civil rights violations. See Sealed Plaintiff v. Sealed Defendant, 537 F.3d 185, 191 (2d Cir. 2008). “Even in a pro se case, however,…threadbare recitals of the elements of a cause of action, supported by mere conclusory statements, do not suffice.” Chavis v. Chappius, 618 F.3d 162, 170 (2d Cir. 2010). Nor may the Court “invent factual allegations” a plaintiff has not pleaded. Id. II. Deliberate Indifference to Serious Medical Needs Claim Defendants argue plaintiff fails plausibly to allege an Eighth Amendment claim for deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs. The Court agrees. A. Legal Standard To state a claim for constitutionally inadequate medical care, a plaintiff “must allege acts or omissions sufficiently harmful to evidence deliberate indifference to serious medical needs.” Estelle v. Gamble, 429 U.S. 97, 106 (1976). This test has an objective prong and a mens rea prong: a plaintiff must plausibly allege (i) a “sufficiently serious” inadequacy of medical care, and (ii) that the officials in question acted with a “sufficiently culpable state of mind.” Salahuddin v. Goord, 467 F.3d 263, 279-80 (2d Cir. 2006). The objective prong has two subparts. First, a plaintiff must adequately plead he “was actually deprived of adequate medical care.” Salahuddin v. Goord, 467 F.3d at 279. Because “the prison official’s duty is only to provide reasonable care,” prison officials violate the Eighth Amendment if they fail “to take reasonable measures in response to a medical condition.” Id. at 279-80 (quoting Farmer v. Brennan, 511 U.S. 825, 847 (1994)). Second, a plaintiff must plausibly allege “the inadequacy in medical care is sufficiently serious.” Id. at 280. Courts assess this by examining “how the offending conduct is inadequate and what harm, if any, the inadequacy has caused or will likely cause the prisoner.” Id. If the allegedly offending conduct “is a failure to provide any treatment for an inmate’s medical condition, courts examine whether the inmate’s medical condition is sufficiently serious.” Id. But if the offending conduct is the “medical treatment given, the seriousness inquiry is narrower.” Id. The mens rea prong requires the plaintiff to plausibly allege “the official acted with deliberate indifference to inmate health.” Salahuddin v. Goord, 467 F.3d at 280. Mere negligence does not give rise to an Eighth Amendment violation. See Farid v. Ellen, 593 F.3d 233, 249 (2d Cir. 2010). Accordingly, “a complaint that a physician has been negligent in diagnosing or treating a medical condition does not state a valid claim of medical mistreatment under the Eighth Amendment.” Estelle v. Gamble, 429 U.S. at 106. In other words, medical malpractice does not rise to the level of a constitutional violation unless the malpractice involves culpable recklessness. See Chance v. Armstrong, 143 F.3d 698, 703 (2d Cir. 1998). Indeed, “medical malpractice may rise to the level of deliberate indifference; namely, when the malpractice involves culpable recklessness, i.e., an act or a failure to act by the prison doctor that evinces a conscious disregard of a substantial risk of serious harm.” Hathaway v. Coughlin, 99 F.3d 550, 553 (2d Cir. 1996). “[D]istinguishing between negligent and reckless medical care is a difficult task, especially at the motion-to-dismiss stage where courts lack the benefit of expert opinion.” Zhang v. City of New York, 2018 WL 3187343, at *8 (S.D.N.Y. June 28, 2018). Courts often look to the “degree of risk associated with the negligent treatment.” See id. (collecting cases). Moreover, “mere disagreement over the proper treatment does not create a constitutional claim. So long as the treatment given is adequate, the fact that a prisoner might prefer a different treatment does not give rise to” a constitutional violation. Chance v. Armstrong, 143 F.3d at 703. “Thus, disagreements over medications, diagnostic techniques (e.g., the need for X-rays), forms of treatment, or the need for specialists or the timing of their intervention, are not adequate grounds for a Section 1983 claim.” Sonds v. St. Barnabas Hosp. Corr. Health Servs., 151 F. Supp. 2d 203, 312 (S.D.N.Y. 2001). B. Application Plaintiff does not allege defendants failed to provide him medical care. Rather, he claims the care he was given was constitutionally inadequate. Specifically, plaintiff alleges that U.S. Mobile and Garbutt were deliberately indifferent to his health, safety, and serious medical needs by “allowing Plaintiff to be near the MRI magnet — with a mouth full of orthodontic metal braces.” (SAC

 
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