La Cava & Jacobson, P.A.

Lou La Cava and Justine Adamski obtained a medical malpractice defense verdict for OB/GYN

Lou La Cava and Justine Adamski obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case tried in Hillsborough County. The Plaintiff alleged that the defendant OB/GYN was negligent in performing a laparoscopic uterine fibroid removal. The Plaintiff alleged that during the removal of the fibroid or while performing a lysis of adhesions the defendant burned the Plaintiff’s bowel with a harmonic scalpel or a bi-polar cautery device. The injury was not recognized intra-operatively. Two days later the Plaintiff developed severe peritonitis and had emergency surgery followed by numerous hospitalizations and IV antibiotic treatment. Plaintiff also alleged that scar tissue that developed after the complication limited her ability to have children. After a 7 day jury trial a verdict was returned finding the physician defendant not negligent.