Court Confirms Client William Dean’s Trial Win On Delayed Cancer Care
October 5, 2020
Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois confirmed a jury verdict for client William Dean, a kidney cancer patient whose illness went untreated for months by private health providers in the prison where he was being held. The verdict includes over $8 million in damages. Associate Bill Strom has represented Mr. Dean since May 2017, including at the 7-day trial in December 2019. Ruling on post-trial motions, U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough kept the jury’s liability findings in favor of Mr. Dean and against Wexford Health Sources Inc. and two of its doctors for deliberate indifference to Dean’s life-threatening illness while he was incarcerated at Taylorville Correctional Center in Illinois. Read more about the case and verdict here.
In addition to his extensive pro bono practice, which includes criminal defense and prisoner’s rights litigation, Bill serves his clients in complex commercial litigation, professional liability, business torts, commercial arbitration, putative class-action and derivative suits, internal investigations, civil rights litigation, and First Amendment defense.