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.

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