Professional Negligence Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2019 July/August

Volume 38, 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.


  • July 30, 2019


  • Inconspicuous contract damages provision unenforceable

Assisted Living

  • Improper administration of sedative to elderly patient


  • Sexual abuse by youth group leader


  • Negligent performance of dental implant procedure
  • Claim may proceed where expert report met statutory requirements

Foster Care

  • Failure to investigate child abuse claims

Funeral Home

  • Failure to obtain consent before moving remains


  • Failure to timely report STAT test results
  • Lab may be liable for false positive drug test


  • Nebraska high court rejects requirement that informed consent be in writing
  • Negligent recommendation of total knee replacement
  • Negligent examination of prostate specimens
  • Negligent performance of general surgery
  • Failure to order thoracic MRI
  • Physician need not be engaged in patient care to qualify as expert witness
  • Mishandled catheterization
  • Failure to obtain informed consent for bariatric surgery
  • Late diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • Failure to treat placenta accrete, perform timely hysterectomy leads to woman’s death
  • Inadequate medical treatment at county jail
  • Negligent performance of unnecessary spinal procedure
  • Misread CT scan
  • Failure to assess patient’s surgical incision

Mental Health

  • Failure to monitor patient’s respiratory status

Nursing Home

  • Failure to prevent resident’s fall from bed
  • Request for medical review panel invalid if not made by statutory claimant