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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2016 September/October

Volume 27, No. 5


  • September 27, 2016
  • October 25, 2016

Assisted Living

  • Failure to timely check on resident


  • Patient’s fraud claim did not require expert affidavit
  • Malpractice claims accrued when dentist performed the first allegedly negligent treatment

Foster Care

  • Failure to investigate foster parent, adequately supervise children

Funeral Home

  • Ecclesiastical abstention doctrine prohibited court’s consideration of misrepresentation claims against funeral home


  • Attorney may be liable for failing to authenticate victim’s age in underlying child sexual assault case


  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Improper response to complications following breast reconstruction
  • Negligent performance of hip replacement surgery
  • Negligent administration of methadone leads to fatal collision
  • Failure to treat coronary artery disease
  • Failure to discontinue blood thinner
  • Inadequate treatment of postsurgical infection
  • Late diagnosis, treatment of meningitis
  • Negligent blood draw
  • Delayed diagnosis of appendicitis
  • Florida anti-dumping statute does not require patient transfer
  • Roux-en-O misconstruction
  • Failure to screen gestational carrier adequately
  • Misdiagnosis of multiple myeloma
  • Negligent performance of D & C
  • Late diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome
  • Failure to continue Heparin monitoring
  • Negligent removal of part of median nerve during surgery

Mental Health

  • Hospital operator not liable to victims of patient released after 24-hour observation

Nursing Home

  • Failure to use Hoyer lift
  • Arbitration agreement signed by resident’s son did not warrant compelled arbitration of wrongful death claim
  • Inadequate transfer assistance


  • Improper treatment of infected heel ulceration

Real Estate

  • Negligence action against appraiser accrued when appraisal was completed

Veterinary Medicine

  • Suit by claimant injured by sedated horse constituted professional, not ordinary, negligence action