Lou La Cava and David Young obtained a defense verdict in Hillsborough County medical malpractice case
Lou La Cava and David Young obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case tried in Hillsborough County. The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant, emergency room physician, was negligent for failing to have a patient who suffered a TIA admitted to the hospital. Plaintiff also alleged that it was negligent to prescribe Clonidine to the patient to control his blood pressure arguing a theory of auto-regulation and permissive hypertension. Plaintiff argued that giving the blood pressure medication and not admitting the patient resulted in him developing a stroke the next morning. Plaintiff sought damages for both motor and cognitive deficits. After a seven day jury trial, a verdict was returned finding the defendant doctor was not negligent.