Lou La Cava and Damien Hoffman obtained Polk County medical malpractice defense verdict
Lou La Cava and Damien Hoffman obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case tried in Polk County. The Plaintiff alleged that the defendant, a family practitioner, was negligent in not sending the patient who presented with headache, fever and neck pain and stiffness to the emergency room to be worked up for meningitis. Two days later the patient’s symptoms got worse and she was diagnosed with a brain abscess. She had surgery, but ended up totally blind and with a brain injury. Plaintiff alleged the delay in diagnosis resulted in the injuries. After an 8 day trial the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant physician.