Professional Negligence Law Reporter

September/October 2014

Volume 25, No. 5
September 2014


  • September 16, 2014
  • October 28, 2014

Assisted Living

  • Inadequate staffing


  • Fraudulent loan


  • Failure to perform complete blood count, obtain proper order


  • Negligent handling of bankruptcy
  • Insurer lacked standing to sue attorney retained to represent insured


  • Failure to timely diagnose perforated colon
  • Improperly sized, misplaced knee prosthesis
  • Failure to timely diagnose placental abruption
  • Failure to maintain patient’s hydration
  • Negligent performance of unnecessary biopsy
  • Failure to ensure catheter’s patency
  • Unnecessary, negligently performed spinal surgery
  • Arizona’s Adult Protective Services Act applies to acute care hospitals
  • Dismissal warranted where plaintiff’s presuit notice sent to incorrect defendant
  • Negligent performance of unnecessary spinal surgery
  • Failure to adjust pregnant woman’s ventilator
  • Negligent prescription of high-dose steroid
  • Misdiagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis
  • Wrongful cancer diagnosis

Mental Health

  • Physician who reviewed pilot’s records at FAA’s request owed no duty to pilot

Nursing Home

  • Arbitration clause applied to resident who was intended beneficiary of nursing home contract signed by son
  • Resident suffers paralyzing injuries after falls
  • Inadequate staffing