La Cava & Jacobson, P.A.

Jonathon Lynn Joins La Cava & Jacobson

Jonathon P. LynnLa Cava and Jacobson is very pleased to announce that Jonathon Lynn has joined the firm as a partner and will be working out of the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office. Jon has 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer defending medical malpractice cases for physicians and hospitals. Jon has tried hundreds of cases and his talents as a trial lawyer have been recognized by many organizations. We are very proud to have Jon as part of the La Cava & Jacobson team.

La Cava & Jacobson Sponsors LPGA Amateur Golf Association – formerly known as Executive Women’s Golf Association

Left to right: Barbara J. Chapman, Rebecca Pehlke and Louis J. La Cava

La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. was once again proud to be a sponsor of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association (formerly Executive Women’s Golf Association or EWGA). The Tampa Bay Chapter consists of Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties. Members are business owners, corporate executives, professionals, stay-at-home moms, retirees, and entrepreneurs. LPGA brings women together to share their passion for golf!

Jason Azzarone was successful in arguing to the Second District Court of Appeal

Jason Azzarone was successful in arguing to the Second District Court of Appeal that the Trial Court did not err in denying the Plaintiff’s motion for directed verdict in Estate of Zaffuto v. St. Joseph’s Hospital, Inc., where the Second District Court of Appeal entered a Per Curium Affirmance. On Appeal, the Appellant argued that the Trial Court committed error by denying the motion, thus allowing the Defendant to present an empty chair defense.   Mr. Azzarone argued that the Trial Court’s denial was proper as there was conflicting evidence as to causation.  Mr. Azzarone also argued that contrary to the Appellant’s position, the Defendant never presented an empty chair defense, but rather, argued to the jury that the actions of the Hospital’s staff was not negligent.  Following oral argument, the Second District Court of Appeal agreed.

In a related appeal, the Plaintiff challenged the Trial Court’s award of costs.  Following oral argument, the Second District Court of Appeal entered a Per Curium Affirmance.

Medical Malpractice Case

La Cava & Jacobson Obtain Defense Verdict For Medical Malpractice Case

Medical Malpractice CaseLou La Cava obtained a defense verdict for an uninsured physician in an 8 day medical malpractice case tried in Pinellas County. The plaintiff argued the vascular surgeon was negligent in ordering unnecessary tests and performing an unnecessary renal angioplasty on a patient which they claimed led to the loss of the patient’s kidney. It was further alleged there was a lack of informed consent because the physician did not inform the patient about various physical disabilities he had and several months after the procedure applied for total disability with a date relating back to before the date of the procedure. After Plaintiff’s case was concluded Mr. La Cava’s motion for directed verdict on the informed consent claim was granted by the court. The jury later deliberated on the remaining claims and found the defendant physician was not negligent and negligence was not the legal cause of the plaintiff’s alleged injuries. Mr. La Cava received administrative assistance at the trial from April La Cava and was also assisted during the trial by Andrew Hudson a third year law student and law clerk with La Cava and Jacobson.