Lou La Cava and David Young Obtained A Defense Verdict
Lou La Cava and David Young obtained a defense verdict in a case wherein the Plaintiff alleged that he developed a compartment syndrome after removal of the fibula to reconstruct his jaw resulting in an above-knee amputation of his right leg. Plaintiff claimed this should have been diagnosed earlier and, if so, his leg could have been saved. Although our insured physician mentioned compartment syndrome as a contributing cause of the patient’s problem, it was argued at trial that a post-operative infection led to the amputation. The jury returned the defense verdict in 30 minutes.