September 27, 2005
A Jefferson County jury found in favor of a Louisville neurosurgeon. The neurosurgeon performed a L3-L4 laminectomy on a patient, but afterwards the she suffered from cauda equina syndrome, where, because of spinal column compression, the woman lost feeling in the area on her body which would come into contact with a horse’s saddle. The Plaintiff now had diminished sexual, bladder, and bowel function and sought over 1.7 million dollars. Donald Brown and Joseph Klausing represented the neurosurgeon, and successfully argued that the woman’s condition was a recognized complication of the surgery and that the neurosurgeon upheld the reasonable neurosurgeon standard.