Lou La Cava and Karen Levine received a dismissal with prejudice
Lou La Cava and Karen Levine received a dismissal with prejudice of a medical malpractice wrongful death case scheduled for trial. The case had been litigated for three years. The Plaintiff alleged the Defendant was negligent for giving the post cardiac bypass patient IV Lopressor which led to profound and prolonged hypotension. The defense maintained that the drug choice was appropriate and that the patient’s problem was really a myocardial infarction that occurred prior to the administration of Lopessor. Plaintiff’s counsel made numerous settlement demands and no offers were made as the defense was ready to try the case. The Plaintiff decided to dismiss the case rather than go to trial.