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 January/February

Volume 37, No. 1

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.


  • January 30, 2018
  • February 27, 2018


  • Sexual abuse of student


  • Professional services policy did not cover claims alleging workplace sexual harassment
  • Claims against life insurance broker accrued when policy application was allegedly mishandled
  • Breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing


  • Statute of limitations for malpractice cases begins when underlying legal proceeding ends
  • Malpractice suit alleging mishandled sentencing may proceed after client obtains relief from underlying sentence
  • Former criminal client may sue for breach of contract absent exoneration


  • Failure to ensure bowel was not twisted before creating anastomosis
  • Failure to administer thiamine following gastric bypass surgery
  • No recovery for mother’s emotional distress absent independent injury
  • Negligent prescription of methadone
  • Delayed diagnosis of pediatric leukemia
  • Wrongful life, birth
  • Negligent treatment of postpartum hemorrhage
  • Negligent hand surgery
  • Failure to treat ventral hernia
  • Failure to diagnose meningitis
  • Inadequate monitoring of patient on opioid pain medications
  • Failure to order postoperative blood thinner
  • Negligent spinal surgery
  • Inadequate performance of laminectomy
  • Unnecessary colonoscopy
  • Doctor’s allegedly negligent removal of step stool did not constitute medical malpractice claim
  • Late diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome
  • Lack of informed consent

Mental Health

  • Hospital that declined to recommend involuntary commitment not liable to third parties patient later shot

Nursing Home

  • Suit alleging nursing aide struck resident is subject to state’s malpractice act
  • Failure to timely transfer resident to hospital