Professional Negligence Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2018 November/December

Volume 37, 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 20, 2018


  • Improper tooth extraction
  • Unnecessary, negligent performance of root canal retreatment procedure
  • Failure to timely diagnose oral cancer

Funeral Home

  • Transport service may be liable for postmortem injuries


  • Broker had no duty to ensure policies provided adequate coverage


  • Trial court did not err in denying attorney’s motions based on estoppel doctrines but should have allowed certain evidence about plaintiff
  • Repose statute barred former client’s claim alleging firm failed to provide revised opinion
  • Malpractice plaintiffs did not impliedly waive attorney-client privilege with nonparty lawyers consulted after client received faulty legal advice


  • Negligent application of ACE bandage to newborn’s head
  • Failure to perform fall risk assessment, hospitalize urgent care patient
  • Excessive prescription of amphetamines
  • Negligent performance of high-risk delivery
  • Late performance of cesarean section
  • Failure to timely diagnose lung cancer
  • Improper treatment of postoperative infection
  • Negligent administration of contrast dye
  • Failure to timely recognize postoperative complication
  • Appellate court erred in converting patient’s claim from medical malpractice to ordinary negligence
  • Failure to test for HIV
  • Misread CT scan
  • Failure to diagnose epidural abscess
  • Failure to timely diagnose, treat compartment syndrome
  • Failure to timely evaluate patient

Mental Health

  • Malpractice claim brought by nonpatient cannot go forward

Nursing Home

  • Failure to prevent skin injuries, pressure sores
  • Claim arising out of patient’s fall requires expert testimony to prove causation