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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2017 September/October

Volume 36, 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 26, 2017


  • College’s claims against auditor barred under in pari delicto doctrine


  • Attorneys owe no duty to prospective beneficiaries of undrafted wills


  • Late diagnosis of pilonidal abscess
  • Failure to remove suture, needle fragments during surgery
  • Failure to offer cesarean section
  • Failure to timely diagnose compartment syndrome
  • Late diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Unnecessary laparotomy
  • Negligent discontinuation of Coumadin
  • Failed anastomosis
  • Late diagnosis of Wilson’s disease
  • Late diagnosis of infection
  • Sexual battery during gynecological exam
  • Failure to timely reposition patient
  • Use of excessive force during delivery
  • Failure to diagnose, treat newborn jaundice
  • Battery suit could proceed where VA hospital administered morphine despite patient’s known allergy
  • Failure to work up patient after abnormal X-rays
  • Failure to timely diagnose, treat Guillain Barré syndrome
  • Failure to identify possible child abuse
  • Negligent performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Negligent performance of surgery

Mental Health

  • Failure to prevent, diagnose lithium toxicity
  • Negligent diagnosis, treatment
  • Trial court erred in reversing verdict for plaintiffs in premature psychiatric discharge case
  • Sexual assault at inpatient facility

Nursing Home

  • State owed no duty to victim of sex offender
  • Arbitration clause’s attorney fee provision violates public policy but does not render agreement unenforceable
  • Failure to prevent, treat pressure sore
  • Home failed to prove validity of arbitration agreement
  • Gross understaffing

Physical Therapy

  • Patient’s claim against rehabilitation facility subject to presuit requirements for malpractice actions