Lou La Cava and Jim Wetzel obtained defense verdict in Pinellas County
Lou La Cava and Jim Wetzel obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial held in Pinellas County. The Plaintiff alleged that the defendant, internal medicine physician, was negligent in diagnosing the patient with rheumatic fever. They also alleged negligence in treating the patient with high dose aspirin in light of the patient being anemic. Plaintiff argued the defendant then failed to diagnose an ongoing GI bleed which ultimately led to the death of the 27 year old patient. After a 5 day jury trial the defendant was found not negligent.