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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2017 November/December

Volume 36, No. 6

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.


  • November 21, 2017


  • Negligent performance of audits


  • Standard of care testimony required in malpractice action against architect


  • Negligent supervision of minor

Day Care

  • Failure to properly position child in crib


  • Unnecessary drilling procedure


  • Limitations period in bad faith action began on date of insured’s loss


  • Failure to communicate settlement offer
  • Criminal defendants must obtain post-conviction relief before suing former attorneys for malpractice
  • Legal negligence claim accrued before testator’s death


  • Negligent administration of methotrexate
  • Mishandled shoulder dystocia
  • Negligent surgical wound care
  • Failure to follow up with cardiac patient
  • Premature induction of labor
  • Late performance of cesarean section
  • Failure to timely diagnose deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism
  • Negligent performance of dermabrasion
  • Failure to diagnose stomach cancer
  • Provider that disclosed medical records without HIPAA compliance may be liable for invasion of privacy
  • Failure to treat Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Misplacement of surgical mesh
  • Improper response to fetal distress
  • Failure to train patient on commode transfers
  • Late diagnosis, treatment of bowel perforations
  • Negligent treatment of severe hypertension
  • Failure to prevent fall after colonoscopy
  • Negligent performance of catheterization
  • Negligent prescription of opiates

Mental Health

  • Facility may be liable for murder patient committed after leaving facility’s custody

Nursing Home

  • Arbitration agreement enforceable notwithstanding lack of clear statement of authority to waive jury trial
  • Failure to provide resident with soft diet