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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 January/February

Volume 38, No. 1

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.


  • January 22, 2019
  • February 19, 2019

Chiropractic Care

  • Negligent performance of lumbar adjustment


  • Youth pastor sexually abuses minor


  • Failure to diagnose dental malocclusion

Home Health Care

  • Negligent hiring, supervision of aide


  • Insured may be liable for bad faith handling of negligent entrustment suit against policyholder


  • Negligence suit viable where client detained after traveling abroad in reliance on attorneys' advice


  • Late diagnosis of brain abscess
  • Lack of informed consent for abdominal surgery
  • Failure to transfer urgent care patient to hospital
  • Negligent supervision of medical assistant in training
  • Expert medical affidavit required in retained surgical instrument case
  • Unnecessary stent procedure
  • Late performance of cesarean section
  • Failure to timely diagnose ischemic stroke
  • Negligent use of surgical tack applier
  • Negligent performance of laparoscopic gynecological surgery
  • Deliberate indifference to inmate's medical needs
  • Failure to diagnose aortic dissection
  • Dismissal of doctor did not preclude suit against hospital for independent acts of negligence
  • Negligent performance of circumcision
  • Fraudulent cancer treatment
  • Failure to timely diagnose postoperative infection

Mental Health

  • Failure to refer depressed patient for immediate psychiatric care
  • Former therapist may be liable for breach of fiduciary duty, loss of consortium
  • Hospital owed no duty to former patient's victims

Nursing Home

  • Sexual assault by fellow resident
  • Authorized representative did not bind incompetent resident to arbitration
  • Neglient administration of medication
  • Arbitration agreement signed after resident's injury was enforceable
  • Improper treatment of patient's respiratory distress

Physical Therapy

  • Patient falls after therapist knocks wheelchair into back of her knees


  • Negligent performance of foot surgery