Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2017 July/August

Volume 32, No. 4

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. PNLR is published six times annually. Members also receive a monthly e-newsletter containing news stories, additional case reports, and links to recent articles published in the media and scholarly journals.


  • July 25, 2017
  • August 22, 2017


  • Economic loss rule did not preclude Indiana accounting malpractice claim

Chiropractic Care

  • Expert testimony unnecessary to prove case alleging negligent application of cold pack


  • Negligent performance of cosmetic procedure
  • Transection of inferior alveolar nerve
  • Improper placement of Lumineers

Funeral Home

  • Tortious interference with remains

Group Home

  • Failure to prevent choking


  • Policy exclusion applied to claims by long-term care patient who fell from wheelchair lift
  • Participating provider group fails to authorize timely referral


  • Premature settlement of workers’ compensation claim
  • Failure to initiate special proceeding


  • Failure to diagnose congenital hip problem
  • Late notification of abnormal prenatal test results
  • Negligent performance of hysterectomy
  • Negligent handling of fetal distress
  • Failure to diagnose vertebral artery dissection
  • Failure to attempt delayed interval delivery
  • Negligent treatment of inmate
  • Unnecessary embolization results in stroke
  • Improper supervision of anesthetized patient
  • Limitations period for malpractice suit began when patient became symptomatic
  • Failure to diagnose cauda equina syndrome
  • Negligent hip replacement surgery
  • Alleging failure to provide appropriately sized bed constitutes general, not medical, negligence claim
  • Failure to timely reposition patient
  • Failure to provide continuous heart monitoring
  • Failure to obtain timely vascular consultation
  • Unnecessary surgery, lack of informed consent
  • West Virginia medical liability act applied to patient’s premises liability claim

Mental Health

  • Negligent prescription of antipsychotic medication

Social Work

  • Failure to disclose foster child’s history