Professional Negligence Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Professional Negligence Law Reporter

2020 March/April

Volume 35, 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 31, 2020


  • Negligent tax advice

Ambulance Service

  • Ambulance passenger’s personal injury suit not subject to Texas medical liability law


  • Negligent performance of dental restorations

Foster Care

  • Negligent placement of child

Home Health Care

  • Home caregiver’s negligence did not give rise to medical negligence claim


  • Mishandling of immigration petitions
  • Adoption attorney not liable for emotional distress damages
  • Judicial estoppel inapplicable to legal negligence claim resulting from divorce settlement
  • Supreme Court finds FDCPA claim accrues on the date the violation occurs


  • Failure to join university-employer in underlying suit rendered default judgment against defendant null
  • Negligent performance of temporal artery biopsy
  • Failure to treat brain aneurysm
  • Failure to discontinue blood pressure medication
  • Failure to timely diagnose bladder cancer
  • Improper fetal monitoring
  • Failure to provide medication to inmate
  • Improper monitoring of high-risk obstetrics patient
  • Negligent use of metal surgical staples
  • Late diagnosis of spinal abscess
  • Summary judgment in obstetrical negligence case improper where parties cited conflicting medical expert opinions
  • Negligent performance of hysterectomy
  • Internet evidence of physician’s general reputation properly excluded

Mental Health

  • Failure to maintain client-staff ratio at residential facility

Nursing Home

  • Failure to provide mechanical soft diet
  • Improper treatment of pressure sores
  • Failure to prevent resident’s falls
  • Failure to provide proper assistance

Residential Care

  • Arbitration agreement signed by patient’s attorney in fact is valid