Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2017 November/December

Volume 36, No. 6

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.


  • November 21, 2017


  • Negligent performance of audits


  • Standard of care testimony required in malpractice action against architect


  • Negligent supervision of minor

Day Care

  • Failure to properly position child in crib


  • Unnecessary drilling procedure


  • Limitations period in bad faith action began on date of insured’s loss


  • Failure to communicate settlement offer
  • Criminal defendants must obtain post-conviction relief before suing former attorneys for malpractice
  • Legal negligence claim accrued before testator’s death


  • Negligent administration of methotrexate
  • Mishandled shoulder dystocia
  • Negligent surgical wound care
  • Failure to follow up with cardiac patient
  • Premature induction of labor
  • Late performance of cesarean section
  • Failure to timely diagnose deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism
  • Negligent performance of dermabrasion
  • Failure to diagnose stomach cancer
  • Provider that disclosed medical records without HIPAA compliance may be liable for invasion of privacy
  • Failure to treat Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Misplacement of surgical mesh
  • Improper response to fetal distress
  • Failure to train patient on commode transfers
  • Late diagnosis, treatment of bowel perforations
  • Negligent treatment of severe hypertension
  • Failure to prevent fall after colonoscopy
  • Negligent performance of catheterization
  • Negligent prescription of opiates

Mental Health

  • Facility may be liable for murder patient committed after leaving facility’s custody

Nursing Home

  • Arbitration agreement enforceable notwithstanding lack of clear statement of authority to waive jury trial
  • Failure to provide resident with soft diet