Professional Negligence Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2019 November/December

Volume 34, 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 26, 2019

Assisted Living

  • Failure to supervise resident
  • Inadequate security
  • Failure to prevent falls


  • Sexual abuse in orphanage


  • Failure to treat periodontal disease


  • Insurer not liable for bad faith failure to settle absent reasonable probability of plaintiff verdict


  • Utah high court confirms that elements of legal malpractice claims arising out of civil and criminal matters are identical
  • Federal court predicts that legal negligence action may not be assigned to adversary in underlying litigation under S.D. law
  • Divorce attorneys not liable to client for terminated alimony payments


  • Failure to prevent surgical fire
  • Failure to stabilize fractured leg
  • Mishandled shoulder dystocia
  • Failure to perform timely CT scan
  • Late diagnosis of bowel perforation
  • Negligent treatment of fractured arm
  • Failure to timely diagnose intestinal malrotation
  • Failure to diagnose squamous cell carcinoma of throat, tongue
  • Failure to transfer patient to ICU following untimely cesarean section
  • Failure to rule out sepsis
  • Failure to protect surgical patient’s eyes
  • Wrongful epilepsy diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose, treat bowel obstruction
  • Failure to recognize medical emergency

Nursing Home

  • Violation of New Jersey residents’ rights law
  • Failure to prevent resident’s fall
  • Prior arbitration agreements did not cover claims arising out of final nursing home admission


  • No duty to third parties injured by customer who was given incorrect prescription

Residential Care

  • Failure to follow regulations for admission, retention of violent resident

Social Work

  • Failure to properly investigate vulnerable adult case
  • Failure to open case plan for at-risk child