Professional Negligence Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2018 September/October

Volume 37, 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 25, 2018


  • Sexual abuse of minors


  • Inadequate workup before implant procedure
  • Negligent performance of implant procedure

Foster Care

  • Negligent placement, supervision of foster child

Funeral Home

  • Mishandled remains

Laboratory Negligence

  • Suit based on lab’s misdiagnosis untimely
  • Genetic testing laboratory was statutory licensed health care provider


  • Failure to raise jurisdictional challenge


  • Delayed diagnosis of kidney cancer
  • Negligent thyroidectomy
  • Negligent examination
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Negligent treatment of stroke patient
  • Failure to report child abuse
  • Physician masturbates during medical examination
  • Late diagnosis, treatment of spinal infection
  • Improper post-anesthesia monitoring
  • Late diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma
  • Failure to prescribe blood thinner
  • Late diagnosis of newborn’s bacterial infection
  • Limitations period began to run when dermatology patient developed marks after using prescription medication
  • Failure to timely diagnose ovarian cancer
  • Failure to prevent medical practice by physician who lacked hospital privileges
  • Failure to follow up on suspicious pathology report
  • Court should have excluded neurosurgeon’s deposition testimony about hypothetical situation
  • Failure to timely diagnose, treat bowel perforation

Mental Health

  • Treatment providers may be liable to family of stabbing victim
  • Inadequate supervision of client and roommate with violent history

Nursing Home

  • Compelled arbitration granted in case brought by family of resident who was discharged and readmitted several times
  • Arbitration agreement unenforceable absent proof of resident’s incapacity or disability
  • Failure to diagnose orthopedic injuries


  • Late diagnosis of postoperative infection