Medical Malpractice

Lou La Cava Obtains A Summary Judgment For A Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Case Filed In Hillsborough County

Lou La Cava obtained a summary judgment for his cardiac surgeon client in a wrongful death medical malpractice case filed in Hillsborough County. The plaintiff alleged the surgeon was negligent in delaying bypass surgery and in the technical performance of the surgery which resulted in the death of the patient who was a physician. Mr La Cava had previously represented a cardiologist who was a defendant in the same case and obtained a dismissal with prejudice without any settlement payment from him or his employer. The cardiac surgeon, who was then represented by another law firm, requested his file be transferred to La Cava. After clearing all conflicts the case was transferred. La Cava ultimately was able to convince plaintiff’s counsel to agree to an unopposed motion for summary judgment in favor of the cardiac surgeon and the court entered an order granting the summary judgment.


Medical Malpractice

Lou La Cava Speaks at the Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges

Medical MalpracticeLou La Cava was a guest speaker at the Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges. He spoke on pre-suit requirements in medical malpractice cases and what types of issues regarding the pre-suit and what type of issues the judges could encounter once a complaint was filed.

Christmas in July Donation Drive

What started as a small office challenge for La Cava & Jacobson, P.A., soon turned into a challenge for other offices throughout the whole building!

Civil Rights Case

Barbara Chapman and Jason Azzarone Secure a Summary Judgment In An Inmate Civil Rights Case

Civil Rights CaseBarbara Chapman and Jason Azzarone were successful in securing a summary judgment in a civil rights case filed by an inmate in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, in which the firm represented two nurses who provided medical care to Hillsborough County inmates.  The Plaintiff alleged that he was denied medical care and that the nurses neglected his condition in violation of his Eighth Amendment Rights by subjecting him to cruel and unusual punishment.   A motion for summary judgment was filed, arguing that based on the medical records, the Plaintiff could not establish deliberate indifference to a serious medical condition as required by Federal law.  The Court agreed, finding that the Plaintiff could not demonstrate deliberate indifference and therefore, there were no genuine issues of material fact to present to the jury.

Jason Azzarone Lectured for Continuing Legal Education

Jason Azzarone lectured at a two day continuing legal education seminar presented by the National Business Institute entitled “Civil Trial: Everything You Need To Know” in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Azzarone spoke on three topics: Pleadings, Persuasive Briefs and Protocol When You Arrive in Court: Practical Pointers; How to Get Your Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out); and Creatively Using Motions in Limine in Civil Litigation.