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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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2019 July/August

Volume 38, 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 30, 2019


  • Inconspicuous contract damages provision unenforceable

Assisted Living

  • Improper administration of sedative to elderly patient


  • Sexual abuse by youth group leader


  • Negligent performance of dental implant procedure
  • Claim may proceed where expert report met statutory requirements

Foster Care

  • Failure to investigate child abuse claims

Funeral Home

  • Failure to obtain consent before moving remains


  • Failure to timely report STAT test results
  • Lab may be liable for false positive drug test


  • Nebraska high court rejects requirement that informed consent be in writing
  • Negligent recommendation of total knee replacement
  • Negligent examination of prostate specimens
  • Negligent performance of general surgery
  • Failure to order thoracic MRI
  • Physician need not be engaged in patient care to qualify as expert witness
  • Mishandled catheterization
  • Failure to obtain informed consent for bariatric surgery
  • Late diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • Failure to treat placenta accrete, perform timely hysterectomy leads to woman’s death
  • Inadequate medical treatment at county jail
  • Negligent performance of unnecessary spinal procedure
  • Misread CT scan
  • Failure to assess patient’s surgical incision

Mental Health

  • Failure to monitor patient’s respiratory status

Nursing Home

  • Failure to prevent resident’s fall from bed
  • Request for medical review panel invalid if not made by statutory claimant