La Cava & Jacobson obtained a defense verdict in Hillsborough County

Lou La Cava and David Young obtained a defense verdict for an emergency room physician in a case tried in Hillsborough County. The Plaintiff alleged that the physician was negligent for failing to diagnose and treat a pelvic fracture in a woman who was brought to the emergency room from the rehabilitation hospital where she was recovering from a revision of a prior hip replacement. The Plaintiff claimed pain and suffering damages due to the alleged delay. The defense argued that the physician met the standard of care and that in fact the appropriate treatment provided by the physician reduce her pain and suffering during her recovery. After a 4 day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the physician after deliberating for approximately one hour.