Lou La Cava and Justine Adamski obtained a defense verdict after a two-week trial
Lou La Cava and Justine Adamski obtained a defense verdict after a two-week trial. The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant cardiothoracic surgeon who performed a 5-vessel bypass surgery negligently failed to restart heparin when the Plaintiff developed acute bilateral lower extremity ischemia. The Plaintiff also claimed the pulmonologist who was consulted due to respiratory problems was also negligent (the pulmonologist was represented by another attorney). The Plaintiff had been placed on heparin for deep vein thrombosis and was taken off the heparin due to a suspected GI bleed. The Plaintiff ended up requiring bilateral below-the-knee amputations. After approximately an hour and fifteen minutes, the jury returned a verdict finding the defendant physicians were not negligent.