La Cava & Jacobson is proud to sponsor the St. Pete Glitter Queens

La Cava & Jacobson was a proud sponsor of the St. Pete Glitter Queens 2017 Royal Ball.  The firm’s sponsorship along with the hard work of all of the Glitter Queens helped to raise over $73,000 for the Beth Dillinger Foundation.  The Beth Dillinger Foundation is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to providing clothing and other daily necessities for maintaining health and personal hygiene for any needy child (up to eighteen years old) in and out of the foster care system. Great job Glitter Queens and The Beth Dillinger Foundation.

Jonathan Ficarrotta Talks About Premises Liability

On October 20, 2017, Jonathan Ficarrotta spoke on the topic of premises liability for the Central Florida Chapter of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.

Kari K. Jacobson Obtains Defense Verdict In Orlando

Kari K. Jacobson and Tia J. Jones obtained a defense verdict in a premises liability case tried in Orange County (Orlando) Florida. The Plaintiff alleged that violations of codes and standards in the design and construction of a curb at a hotel led to his trip and fall. Plaintiff further alleged the injuries sustained led to the end of Plaintiff’s career as a police officer. The jury found that the defendant breached no duty to Plaintiff.

Medical Malpractice

Summary Judgment For Radiologist In A Medical Malpractice Case In Charlotte County

Lou La Cava obtained a summary judgment for his radiologist client in a medical malpractice case filed in Charlotte County. The plaintiff alleged and had an affidavit to support allegations that the radiologist negligently interpreted a CT of the brain resulting in the delay in diagnosis of a stroke. The Plaintiff suffered severe neurological injuries. After the depositions of the parties the Plaintiff agreed that the radiologist was entitled to summary judgment and did not oppose the motion. The summary judgment was granted in favor of the radiologist and the case continued against the defendants represented by other law firms.

Civil Rights Case

Barbara Chapman and Jason Azzarone Obtain a Dismissal of An Inmate Civil Rights Case

Civil Rights CaseBarbara Chapman and Jason Azzarone were successful in obtaining the dismissal of a medical negligence claim filed by an inmate in Hillsborough County, in which the firm represented a medical group which  provided medical care to Hillsborough County inmates.  The Plaintiff filed multiple causes of action predicated on his allegation that he was denied medical care.   A motion to dismiss was filed, arguing that the Plaintiff failed to satisfy the condition precedent of notifying the Florida Department of Insurance of the filing of a civil action,  failed to satisfy Florida’s medical malpractice presuit screening requirements, failed to state a cause of action for breach of contract and failed to comply with Florida law regarding the filing of a lawsuit by an indigent prisoner.  The Court agreed, finding that the Plaintiff failed to comply with Florida’s medical malpractice presuit screening requirements.  The Court further agreed that dismissal was warranted as the Plaintiff failed to notify the Florida Department of Insurance of the lawsuit as required by Florida Statute §768.28 and further violated Florida law regarding the filing of a lawsuit by a prisoner as required by Florida Statute § 57.085

Jason Azzarone Lectured for Continuing Legal Education

Jason Azzarone lectured at a continuing legal education seminar presented by the National Business Institute entitled “Hearsay, Email, Business Records and Social Media – in the Trenches!” in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Azzarone spoke on the topic: How to Get Email, Social Media and Other ESI in – and Keep Theirs Out.