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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 May/June

Volume 37, No. 3

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.


  • May 22, 2018

Assisted Living

  • Release of health care center also releases servants from potential liability


  • Opinion letter from general dentist insufficient in malpractice case against oral surgeon
  • Negligent use of Septocaine during wisdom tooth extraction
  • Failure to identify and treat infection following tooth extraction

Emergency Medical Services

  • Failure to act in good faith in allowing student to intubate patient


  • Bad faith


  • Failure to reassess patient after administering Dilaudid
  • Misuse of Hoyer lift
  • Resident not liable for patient’s surgical injury
  • Mishandled breech delivery
  • Inadequate response to postsurgical complaints
  • Negligent forceps delivery
  • Failure to diagnose appendicitis
  • Failure to diagnose wrist fracture
  • Failure to prescribe anticoagulants
  • Insurance policy did not extend hospital’s liability to include responsibility for apparent agents
  • Failure to refer patient to cardiologist before surgery
  • Nurse provides crutches to unsteady patient
  • Negligent performance of face-lift
  • Improperly applied foot wound dressing
  • Negligent vascular surgery
  • Failure to timely treat jaundice
  • Improper tissue sample taken from deceased fetus
  • Negligent extubation

Mental Health

  • Failure to transfer patient to appropriate treatment center

Nursing Home

  • Health care directive did not authorize resident’s relative to sign arbitration agreement
  • Failure to provide trained health care staff
  • Failure to prevent, treat pressure sores
  • Arbitration agreement valid notwithstanding invalid procedural provision
  • Failure to provide working air mattress


  • Improper treatment of foot ulcer
  • Negligent osteotomy

Social Work

  • Warrantless removal of children from home