Professional Negligence Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2019 September/October

Volume 38, No. 5

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.


  • September 24, 2019


  • California federal court had no personal jurisdiction over claims against Ohio accounting firm

Assisted Living

  • Failure to report bathroom fall, provide medical assistance


  • Sexual abuse of students at Haitian school


  • Negligent wisdom tooth extraction
  • Negligent laceration of patient’s tongue
  • Negligent placement of dental implants


  • Legal malpractice claim accrues when underlying criminal action is concluded and right of appeal is unavailable
  • Court ruling on motion to dismiss must use only complaint’s allegations, attachments


  • Failure to perform emergency cesarean section
  • Late diagnosis, improper treatment of placental abruption
  • Negligent performance of brain aneurysm embolization procedure
  • Failure to diagnose aortic dissection
  • Failure to honor advance directive
  • Hospital may be vicariously liable despite dismissal of physicians on limitations grounds
  • Performance of unnecessary surgery
  • Intentional disclosure of written report precludes application of statutory privilege in subsequent lawsuit
  • Late diagnosis of aortic dissection
  • Failure to timely treat coronary artery disease
  • Deliberate indifference to detainee’s medical needs
  • Failure to provide life-saving surgery to gunshot victim
  • Failure to reposition patient, prevent bed sore
  • Inadequate fetal monitoring
  • Failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis
  • Late performance of cesarean section

Mental Health

  • Substandard care at public inpatient facility
  • Hospital, physicians not liable to family of man killed by psychiatric patient after his release

Nursing Home

  • Improper administration of antipsychotic medication


  • Negligent bunionectomy, follow-up surgery

Real Estate

  • Homeowners did not establish professional negligence claim against appraiser absent designated expert