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Professional Negligence Law Reporter

The Professional Negligence Law Reporter covers the latest legal developments concerning negligence by health care providers, accountants, lawyers, securities brokers, and many other professionals. It features verdicts, settlements, and court decisions; news stories; articles by practitioners; and links to recent articles published in the media and scholarly journals. Subscribers are automatically enrolled in the Professional Negligence Section.

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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