Lou La Cava obtained a defense verdict in a case wherein the Plaintiff alleged the insured physician was negligent in the performance of a colonoscopy resulting in a perforation of the colon. The Plaintiff asked for damages as a result of additional surgery and ongoing gastrointestinal problems.
Lou La Cava obtained a summary judgment on an important damage issue in the case wherein the Plaintiffs sued an insurance carrier for bad faith and alleged that as a result of an excess verdict against the group, their malpractice premiums increased and they would continue to pay higher premiums in the future. The trial judge held that such damages were not recoverable in a bad faith case. The case was filed in Orlando, FL.
Lou La Cava and James Wetzel obtained a defense verdict in a case wherein the Plaintiff alleged the our insured physician negligently allowed the patient to receive immuno-suppressant drugs while being treated for pneumonia, thereby worsening the pneumonia and producing chronic problems as a result of lung scarring.
Lou La Cava obtained a defense verdict in Inverness, Florida, in a case wherein the Plaintiff alleged the delay in performing a cesarean section resulted in the child being born severely brain damaged. Plaintiff asked for damages in excess of 10 million dollars. The jury found no negligence on the part of the OB/GYN who delivered the child.