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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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2018 September/October

Volume 37, No. 5

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.


  • September 25, 2018


  • Sexual abuse of minors


  • Inadequate workup before implant procedure
  • Negligent performance of implant procedure

Foster Care

  • Negligent placement, supervision of foster child

Funeral Home

  • Mishandled remains

Laboratory Negligence

  • Suit based on lab’s misdiagnosis untimely
  • Genetic testing laboratory was statutory licensed health care provider


  • Failure to raise jurisdictional challenge


  • Delayed diagnosis of kidney cancer
  • Negligent thyroidectomy
  • Negligent examination
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Negligent treatment of stroke patient
  • Failure to report child abuse
  • Physician masturbates during medical examination
  • Late diagnosis, treatment of spinal infection
  • Improper post-anesthesia monitoring
  • Late diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma
  • Failure to prescribe blood thinner
  • Late diagnosis of newborn’s bacterial infection
  • Limitations period began to run when dermatology patient developed marks after using prescription medication
  • Failure to timely diagnose ovarian cancer
  • Failure to prevent medical practice by physician who lacked hospital privileges
  • Failure to follow up on suspicious pathology report
  • Court should have excluded neurosurgeon’s deposition testimony about hypothetical situation
  • Failure to timely diagnose, treat bowel perforation

Mental Health

  • Treatment providers may be liable to family of stabbing victim
  • Inadequate supervision of client and roommate with violent history

Nursing Home

  • Compelled arbitration granted in case brought by family of resident who was discharged and readmitted several times
  • Arbitration agreement unenforceable absent proof of resident’s incapacity or disability
  • Failure to diagnose orthopedic injuries


  • Late diagnosis of postoperative infection