Professional Negligence Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2019 January/February

Volume 38, No. 1

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.


  • January 22, 2019
  • February 19, 2019

Chiropractic Care

  • Negligent performance of lumbar adjustment


  • Youth pastor sexually abuses minor


  • Failure to diagnose dental malocclusion

Home Health Care

  • Negligent hiring, supervision of aide


  • Insured may be liable for bad faith handling of negligent entrustment suit against policyholder


  • Negligence suit viable where client detained after traveling abroad in reliance on attorneys' advice


  • Late diagnosis of brain abscess
  • Lack of informed consent for abdominal surgery
  • Failure to transfer urgent care patient to hospital
  • Negligent supervision of medical assistant in training
  • Expert medical affidavit required in retained surgical instrument case
  • Unnecessary stent procedure
  • Late performance of cesarean section
  • Failure to timely diagnose ischemic stroke
  • Negligent use of surgical tack applier
  • Negligent performance of laparoscopic gynecological surgery
  • Deliberate indifference to inmate's medical needs
  • Failure to diagnose aortic dissection
  • Dismissal of doctor did not preclude suit against hospital for independent acts of negligence
  • Negligent performance of circumcision
  • Fraudulent cancer treatment
  • Failure to timely diagnose postoperative infection

Mental Health

  • Failure to refer depressed patient for immediate psychiatric care
  • Former therapist may be liable for breach of fiduciary duty, loss of consortium
  • Hospital owed no duty to former patient's victims

Nursing Home

  • Sexual assault by fellow resident
  • Authorized representative did not bind incompetent resident to arbitration
  • Neglient administration of medication
  • Arbitration agreement signed after resident's injury was enforceable
  • Improper treatment of patient's respiratory distress

Physical Therapy

  • Patient falls after therapist knocks wheelchair into back of her knees


  • Negligent performance of foot surgery