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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 July/August

Volume 37, No. 4

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.


  • July 31, 2018


  • Summary judgment improper in negligent retention case against former bishop
  • Sexual assault during procedure


  • Dismissal warranted where plaintiff failed to offer expert who was board-certified specialist
  • Sexual assault during procedure
  • Battery


  • Malpractice insurer not liable for bad faith where insured benefitted from settlement
  • Homeowners policy did not cover funds insured lost from Madoff securities scheme
  • Bad faith failure to pay uninsured motorist benefits


  • Summary judgment improper where trier of fact must decide whether danger in underlying case was open and obvious
  • Failure to explain terms of real estate transaction


  • Failure to timely diagnose, treat portal vein clot
  • Failure to implement fall prevention measures
  • Late diagnosis of cervical cancer
  • Failure to advise patient about risk of uterine cancer
  • Failure to properly monitor patient labeled high fall risk
  • Failure to perform emergency surgery
  • Improper performance of cervical epidural injection
  • Negligent postsurgical examination
  • Certification requirements apply to medical negligence claims despite assertion of res ipsa loquitur
  • Excessive use of restraints
  • Late diagnosis of lung cancer
  • Limitations extension for minor’s cause of action does not apply to parents’ claims for medical expenses, lost income
  • Incomplete removal of Jackson-Pratt drain
  • Failure to follow protocol for suspected spinal cord injury
  • Failure to order colonoscopy
  • Failure to remain in operating room until surgery completed

Mental Health

  • Failure to prevent falls
  • Failure to implement strict fall prevention measures

Nursing Home

  • Understaffing
  • Inadequate staff training
  • Attorney in fact was authorized to enter into arbitration agreement on resident’s behalf
  • Negligence claim arising out of patient’s fall from bed not subject to malpractice claim requirements