Lou La Cava and Barbara Chapman obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice
Lou La Cava and Barbara Chapman obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice jury trial in Hillsborough County. The Estate sued a general surgeon who performed a laparoscopic appendectomy on a 14 year old. The patient passed away about 13 hours after surgery from an internal bleed. The Plaintiff alleged the surgical time of 15 minutes was too quick to assure hemostasis. Plaintiff also alleged the defendant failed to appropriately follow the patient postoperatively. After a week long trial the jury returned a verdict finding the defendant was not negligence and that negligence did not cause the patient’s death.