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 May/June

Volume 27, No. 3

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.

Accounting

  • Engagement letter mandating arbitration did not apply to work performed before agreement was signed
  • Firm may be liable for failing to uncover town employee’s embezzlement

Chiropractic Care

  • Negligent cervical manipulation

Dentistry

  • Clinic’s claim against its former dentist for unacceptable work did not sound in medical malpractice

Financial Advising

  • Negligent misrepresentation

Law

  • Failure to appear on client’s behalf
  • Legal malpractice plaintiff need not prove actual innocence in underlying criminal matter
  • Failure to name proper defendants, prosecute case
  • Malpractice suit against former criminal attorney was time-barred

Medicine

  • Negligent performance of prostate cancer surgery
  • Late diagnosis of testicular torsion
  • Late diagnosis, treatment of failed anastomosis
  • Negligent use of central line
  • Negligent performance of cosmetic surgery
  • Negligent extraction of benign brain tumor
  • Failure to refer to cardiologist
  • Suit against pain management doctor accrued when family learned patient died from drug misuse
  • Suit alleging failure to diagnose injury postoperatively accrued during postsurgical office visit
  • Fact issues exist on whether family physician’s failure to report test results led to patient’s damages
  • Late diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Failure to immobilize car crash victim
  • Failure to timely diagnose, treat burst spinal fracture
  • Failure to properly interpret CT scan, diagnose and treat stroke
  • Failure to prescribe blood thinner for inmate
  • Montana consumer protection law inapplicable to claim alleging physician denied postoperative treatment based on patient’s failure to pay
  • Negligent use of vasoconstrictors

Mental Health

  • Negligent supervision of juvenile detainee
  • Failure to properly supervise at-risk patient

Nursing Home

  • Failure to prevent resident’s fall
  • Arbitration agreement presented to resident with developmental disabilities was unconscionable
  • Arbitration agreement with invalidated damages caps was unenforceable

Physical Therapy

  • Sexual battery