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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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2020 March/April

Volume 35, No. 2

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.


  • March 31, 2020


  • Negligent tax advice

Ambulance Service

  • Ambulance passenger’s personal injury suit not subject to Texas medical liability law


  • Negligent performance of dental restorations

Foster Care

  • Negligent placement of child

Home Health Care

  • Home caregiver’s negligence did not give rise to medical negligence claim


  • Mishandling of immigration petitions
  • Adoption attorney not liable for emotional distress damages
  • Judicial estoppel inapplicable to legal negligence claim resulting from divorce settlement
  • Supreme Court finds FDCPA claim accrues on the date the violation occurs


  • Failure to join university-employer in underlying suit rendered default judgment against defendant null
  • Negligent performance of temporal artery biopsy
  • Failure to treat brain aneurysm
  • Failure to discontinue blood pressure medication
  • Failure to timely diagnose bladder cancer
  • Improper fetal monitoring
  • Failure to provide medication to inmate
  • Improper monitoring of high-risk obstetrics patient
  • Negligent use of metal surgical staples
  • Late diagnosis of spinal abscess
  • Summary judgment in obstetrical negligence case improper where parties cited conflicting medical expert opinions
  • Negligent performance of hysterectomy
  • Internet evidence of physician’s general reputation properly excluded

Mental Health

  • Failure to maintain client-staff ratio at residential facility

Nursing Home

  • Failure to provide mechanical soft diet
  • Improper treatment of pressure sores
  • Failure to prevent resident’s falls
  • Failure to provide proper assistance

Residential Care

  • Arbitration agreement signed by patient’s attorney in fact is valid