Lou La Cava and Barbara Chapman obtained a defense verdict for a hospital
Lou La Cava and Barbara Chapman obtained a defense verdict for a hospital in a three week medical malpractice wrongful death case tried in Hillsborough County. The plaintiff alleged the hospital nurses were negligent in failing to identify signs and symptoms of a post operative bleed. It was further argued that the hospital staff failed to carry out Stat orders in a timely manner contributing to the delay in diagnosis of severe postoperative bleeding and the death of the patient. The decedent was survived by his wife and an adult disabled son. After the 3 week trial the jury returned a defense verdict finding there was no negligence on the part of the hospital that was a legal cause of the death of the patient.