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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 September/October

Volume 38, No. 5

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.


  • September 24, 2019
  • October 22, 2019


  • California federal court had no personal jurisdiction over claims against Ohio accounting firm

Assisted Living

  • Failure to report bathroom fall, provide medical assistance


  • Sexual abuse of students at Haitian school


  • Negligent wisdom tooth extraction
  • Negligent laceration of patient’s tongue
  • Negligent placement of dental implants


  • Legal malpractice claim accrues when underlying criminal action is concluded and right of appeal is unavailable
  • Court ruling on motion to dismiss must use only complaint’s allegations, attachments


  • Failure to perform emergency cesarean section
  • Late diagnosis, improper treatment of placental abruption
  • Negligent performance of brain aneurysm embolization procedure
  • Failure to diagnose aortic dissection
  • Failure to honor advance directive
  • Hospital may be vicariously liable despite dismissal of physicians on limitations grounds
  • Performance of unnecessary surgery
  • Intentional disclosure of written report precludes application of statutory privilege in subsequent lawsuit
  • Late diagnosis of aortic dissection
  • Failure to timely treat coronary artery disease
  • Deliberate indifference to detainee’s medical needs
  • Failure to provide life-saving surgery to gunshot victim
  • Failure to reposition patient, prevent bed sore
  • Inadequate fetal monitoring
  • Failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis
  • Late performance of cesarean section

Mental Health

  • Substandard care at public inpatient facility
  • Hospital, physicians not liable to family of man killed by psychiatric patient after his release

Nursing Home

  • Improper administration of antipsychotic medication


  • Negligent bunionectomy, follow-up surgery

Real Estate

  • Homeowners did not establish professional negligence claim against appraiser absent designated expert