Lou La Cava and Malinda Lugo Receive A Defense Verdict
Lou La Cava and Malinda Lugo received a defense verdict in the case wherein the Plaintiff alleged that our insured physician used an obsolete method of closing the pulmonary artery when he performed a pneumonectomy on the Plaintiff. The suture and suture ligature he used came off and the patient bled to death. The Plaintiff further argued that because our insured physician was a general surgeon rather than a thoracic surgeon, he should not have performed the surgery at all and should have referred the patient to a thoracic surgeon who would have used a more appropriate method of closing the pulmonary artery which would have held. The jury was out less than one hour and found our insured physician was not negligent.