Professional Negligence Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2019 May/June

Volume 38, No. 3

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.


  • May 28, 2019
  • June 25, 2019

Funeral Home

  • Failure to return cremains


  • Bad faith failure to pay hotel’s water damage claim


  • Jury verdict stands despite counsel’s Golden Rule arguments during closing
  • Firm not liable for alleged failure to advise client on income from sale of stock options


  • Georgia repose statute precludes plaintiff from amending complaint to add additional defendant
  • Notice statute does not violate medical negligence plaintiff’s right to equal protection
  • Negligent aspiration of breast mass
  • Failure to evacuate stomach contents before lap band surgery
  • Improper release of patient’s medical records
  • Negligent induction of labor
  • Failure to diagnose, treat pretrial detainee’s dehydration
  • Failure to timely diagnose temporal arteritis
  • Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism
  • Failure to obtain sleep study before surgery
  • Failure to timely diagnose, treat urinary tract infection
  • Negligent performance of cosmetic procedure
  • Late diagnosis, treatment of child’s embolic stroke
  • Negligent performance of tracheostomy exchange
  • Failure to perform stroke work-up
  • Delayed diagnosis of epidural abscess
  • Inadequate medical care at city jail
  • Failure to diagnose worsening kidney function
  • Expert report sufficient in negligence case arising out of child’s death from bacterial infection
  • Failure to detect misplaced catheter
  • Late diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Improper administration of Toradol
  • Failure to monitor medications

Social Work

  • Failure to report suspicions of child abuse

Veterinary Medicine

  • Expert testimony not required in case alleging improper supervision of student veterinarian