Professional Negligence Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Professional Negligence Law Reporter

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