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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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2020 January/February

Volume 35, No. 1

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.


  • January 21, 2020
  • February 18, 2020

Ambulance Service

  • Negligent treatment

Assisted Living

  • Failure to develop proper care plan


  • Sexual abuse by mental health counselor


  • Negligent wisdom tooth extraction
  • Fraudulent representations about completion of dental work
  • Negligent placement of crowns, bridges
  • Negligent restoration work

Funeral Home

  • Mishandling of stillborn child’s remains


  • Breach of implied warranty


  • Legal negligence claim time-barred under Louisiana law
  • Fact issues preclude summary judgment for former client in legal negligence suit


  • Improper monitoring of blood pressure during laparoscopic surgery
  • Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism
  • Failure to timely reposition patient
  • Late diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Wrongful epilepsy diagnosis, treatment
  • Negligent performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Summary judgment for defense warranted where plaintiff failed to file certificate from health care provider in treating physician’s specialty
  • Failure to properly advise mother regarding newborn’s symptoms
  • Failure to prescribe anticoagulant
  • Patient’s claim for misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis not time-barred
  • Failure to perform pulmonary embolism risk assessment
  • Negligence suit accrued when patient received diagnosis
  • Negligent gallbladder surgery

Mental Health

  • Failure to protect suicidal detainee

Nursing Home

  • Failure to prevent, treat pressure sores
  • Negligent care led to falls
  • Improper monitoring of blood sugar
  • Failure to monitor resident
  • Failure to prevent, timely treat pressure sore


  • Late diagnosis of stress fracture