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Professional Negligence Law Reporter

The Professional Negligence Law Reporter covers the latest legal developments concerning negligence by health care providers, accountants, lawyers, securities brokers, and many other professionals. It features verdicts, settlements, and court decisions; news stories; articles by practitioners; and links to recent articles published in the media and scholarly journals. Subscribers are automatically enrolled in the Professional Negligence Section.

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2020 July/August

Volume 35, No. 4

The Professional Negligence Law Reporter features verdicts, settlements, and court decisions in the field of products liability. It is published six times annually. Members also receive a monthly e-newsletter containing news stories, additional case reports, reports of government regulatory actions and product recalls, and links to recent articles published in the media and scholarly journals.


  • Government not liable to man who was burned during acupuncture performed by federal employee

Assisted Living

  • Breach of contract, negligence
  • Inadequate staffing
  • Failure to prevent fall
  • Inadequate fall prevention


  • Negligent molar extraction


  • Unfair settlement practices


  • Collectability of underlying claim does not affect plaintiff’s recovery in legal negligence suit
  • Wrongful dismissal of claims
  • Attorney not entitled to summary judgment in lawsuit alleging negligence in divorce settlement
  • Negligent drafting of gift deed


  • Mishandled corpses
  • Suit over fallen surgical camera constituted ordinary, not medical, negligence
  • Failure to order emergency cesarean section
  • Trial court’s granting of motion to strike punitive damages claim was improper in accidental overdose case
  • Refusal to excuse juror with connection to defendant physician was not abuse of discretion
  • Failure to order CT scan
  • Consulting internist not liable for failing to speak directly to patient’s treating neurosurgeon
  • Resident not liable where attending physician exercised complete control over surgery
  • Failure to diagnose, treat coronary artery disease
  • Malpractice limitations period began when patient received cancer diagnosis
  • Negligent performance of ACL surgery

Nursing Home

  • Nurse’s alleged failure to comply with standing order constituted medical, not ordinary, negligence
  • Failure to comply with resident’s dietary restrictions
  • Failure to prevent pressure ulcers
  • Inadequate care
  • Inadequate staffing

Real Estate

  • Fraudulent investment deal