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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 March/April

Volume 38, No. 2

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.


  • March 19, 2019

Assisted Living

  • Failure to assist resident


  • First Amendment does not preclude plaintiffs’ negligent supervision claim against diocese and bishop
  • Diocese may be liable as parish’s alter ego


  • Failure to diagnose tooth decay before cementing bridge
  • Negligent performance of unnecessary root canal
  • Negligent placement of dental implants
  • Negligent administration of Marcaine

Emergency Medical Services

  • Failure to monitor patient


  • Exemption to certificate of merit requirement inapplicable to suit involving employee-engineer’s alleged negligence

Home Health Care

  • Inadequate treatment of pressure sore


  • Legal malpractice tolling rule inapplicable to suit against public adjuster


  • Parents’ negligence action against attorney handling termination proceeding may go forward
  • Legal negligence suit may proceed despite failure to appeal underlying dismissal
  • Criminal client must prove exoneration before bringing malpractice action
  • Failure to retain damages expert, perform proper discovery


  • Failure to timely diagnose, treat heart attack
  • Failure to rule out infection
  • Negligent performance of ankle replacement
  • Failure to prescribe anticoagulant
  • Failure to diagnose uterine cancer after hysterectomy
  • Failure to diagnose, treat pulmonary embolism
  • Failure to prevent pressure sore
  • Failure to timely diagnose, treat Crohn’s disease
  • Trial court erred in instructing jury on emergency doctrine
  • Summary judgment proper where plaintiffs failed to provide standard of care evidence

Mental Health

  • Negligent prescription of Depakote to patient who could become pregnant
  • Failure to provide psychiatric meds, medical care