September 2023 - WPDN

Scott Klosterman of Williams, Porter, Day, and Neville recently won a Medical Malpractice trial, in which he represented a neurosurgeon from Cody, Wyoming. 

The two-week jury trial took place in Park County, Wyoming and it was presided over by the Honorable Judge Bill Simpson.

The plaintiff in the case alleged the physician breached the standard of care, with respect to the medical care and treatment of said patient/plaintiff. 

According to the suit, the plaintiff alleged that when he underwent a back surgery, the doctor was negligent and he breached the standard of care, which caused a tear in the plaintiff’s fecal sac, resulting in a CSF (Cerebrospinal) Leak. At the time of the surgery, the plaintiff was in his forties and he claimed that as a result of the procedure and the leak that came from it, he sustained significant injuries, pain, suffering, a loss of enjoyment of life, and more. 

In the case that was presented to the jury, the plaintiff requested damages in the amount of $2.1 million. Klosterman tried the case on behalf of the surgeon, which took two weeks to be fully presented. At the end of the trial, once the case went to the jury, they deliberated for less than one hour and delivered a verdict in favor of the doctor. 

This latest win is just another example of WPDN attorneys fighting for the people of Wyoming with integrity, character, and the highest standards of quality.