La Cava & Jacobson obtains a dismissal in a medical practice case in Duval County
Lou La Cava and David Young
obtained a dismissal of their client in a medical malpractice case filed in Duval County against multiple physicians and facilities. The Plaintiff alleged that the emergency medicine physician failed to properly diagnose an elongated QT Interval in a suicidal patient. The Plaintiff alleged that although properly Baker Acted, the Plaintiff should not have been medicated in the psychiatric facility given the underlying cardiac issue and that such medication caused the death. The defense of this physician was that his care did not cause the death of the minor Plaintiff. Although all of the other Defendants represented by other attorneys settled their claim, the Plaintiff filed a notice of dismissal of the claims as to the physician and no settlement was paid on behalf of the Defendant emergency medicine physician.