Professional Negligence Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2020 January/February

Volume 35, 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 21, 2020

Ambulance Service

  • Negligent treatment

Assisted Living

  • Failure to develop proper care plan


  • Sexual abuse by mental health counselor


  • Negligent wisdom tooth extraction
  • Fraudulent representations about completion of dental work
  • Negligent placement of crowns, bridges
  • Negligent restoration work

Funeral Home

  • Mishandling of stillborn child’s remains


  • Breach of implied warranty


  • Legal negligence claim time-barred under Louisiana law
  • Fact issues preclude summary judgment for former client in legal negligence suit


  • Improper monitoring of blood pressure during laparoscopic surgery
  • Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism
  • Failure to timely reposition patient
  • Late diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Wrongful epilepsy diagnosis, treatment
  • Negligent performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Summary judgment for defense warranted where plaintiff failed to file certificate from health care provider in treating physician’s specialty
  • Failure to properly advise mother regarding newborn’s symptoms
  • Failure to prescribe anticoagulant
  • Patient’s claim for misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis not time-barred
  • Failure to perform pulmonary embolism risk assessment
  • Negligence suit accrued when patient received diagnosis
  • Negligent gallbladder surgery

Mental Health

  • Failure to protect suicidal detainee

Nursing Home

  • Failure to prevent, treat pressure sores
  • Negligent care led to falls
  • Improper monitoring of blood sugar
  • Failure to monitor resident
  • Failure to prevent, timely treat pressure sore


  • Late diagnosis of stress fracture