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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 November/December

Volume 34, No. 6

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.


  • November 26, 2019

Assisted Living

  • Failure to supervise resident
  • Inadequate security
  • Failure to prevent falls


  • Sexual abuse in orphanage


  • Failure to treat periodontal disease


  • Insurer not liable for bad faith failure to settle absent reasonable probability of plaintiff verdict


  • Utah high court confirms that elements of legal malpractice claims arising out of civil and criminal matters are identical
  • Federal court predicts that legal negligence action may not be assigned to adversary in underlying litigation under S.D. law
  • Divorce attorneys not liable to client for terminated alimony payments


  • Failure to prevent surgical fire
  • Failure to stabilize fractured leg
  • Mishandled shoulder dystocia
  • Failure to perform timely CT scan
  • Late diagnosis of bowel perforation
  • Negligent treatment of fractured arm
  • Failure to timely diagnose intestinal malrotation
  • Failure to diagnose squamous cell carcinoma of throat, tongue
  • Failure to transfer patient to ICU following untimely cesarean section
  • Failure to rule out sepsis
  • Failure to protect surgical patient’s eyes
  • Wrongful epilepsy diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose, treat bowel obstruction
  • Failure to recognize medical emergency

Nursing Home

  • Violation of New Jersey residents’ rights law
  • Failure to prevent resident’s fall
  • Prior arbitration agreements did not cover claims arising out of final nursing home admission


  • No duty to third parties injured by customer who was given incorrect prescription

Residential Care

  • Failure to follow regulations for admission, retention of violent resident

Social Work

  • Failure to properly investigate vulnerable adult case
  • Failure to open case plan for at-risk child