Professional Liability in the News

Weekly, the ABPLA provides a summary of articles of interest to attorneys who practice professional liability and the consumers of legal services. The majority of the stories provided each week are be from various mainstream media written in a language that is easy for non-attorneys to understand. 


Week Ending January 19, 2019

MEDICAL

Medical malpractice trial in highly publicized custody battle over West Hartford teen Justina ...

Hartford Courant

Controversial questions of parental rights and the state's interest in protecting children are about to flare anew, as a medical malpractice trial in the …

 

Multi-million settlement reached in Augusta medical malpractice suit

The Augusta Chronicle

A medical malpractice lawsuit will settle out-of-court for $3.55 million, an amount both sides had asked to keep confidential. Last month, U.S. District ...

 

Malpractice and apology laws: The pros and cons

Medical Economics

Frederick M. Cummings, JD, talks to Medical Economics about apology laws and what impact they have on patient relations and medical malpractice ...

 

Patient who sued UW doctor for sexual exploitation, negligence gets settlement

Madison.com

Patient who sued UW doctor for sexual exploitation, negligence gets ... sued a UW-Madison doctor for sexual exploitation and medical negligence has …

 

State settles two cases alleging 'medical negligence' at UIHC for a total of $7 million

Iowa City Press Citizen

The state of Iowa will pay a total of $7 million in equal sums to plaintiffs in two separate cases alleging medical negligence at the University of Iowa ...

 

'The Doctors' Producers Sued Over Botched Implant Removal

Hollywood Reporter

The Doctors producers are being sued for negligence by a fitness influencer who says they put her life in the hands of a plastic surgeon who has been ...

 

New Jersey courts don't have jurisdiction over New York physician in widower's medical ...

Legal News Line

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey court has ruled that it doesn't have jurisdiction in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a New York …

 

“A Quiet Corner of the Room, Not a Private Island”

The National Law Review

... sued the Hospital for medical malpractice and sought information related to ... the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act (“MCARE”), ...

 

Reasons To Maintain New York's 'Speaking Agent' Hearsay Rule

Law.com

In his Medical Malpractice Defense column, John L.A. Lyddane discusses the current effort before the Legislature to modify the New York State …

 

Pictures Worth $2 Million: South Florida Lawyers Leverage CT Scan to Negotiate Settlement

Law.com

Cases like this are getting scarce, according to Falzone, who said new laws limiting medical malpractice claims have resulted in less claims in Florida ...

 

LEGAL

Zeichner Ellman Wants $150M Malpractice Suit Tossed In NY

Law360

Law360 (January 16, 2020, 7:27 PM EST) -- A New York federal court should toss a legal malpractice suit that contends a law firm schemed to …

 

The Future of Lawyers: Legal Tech, AI, Big Data And Online Courts

Forbes

In the future, is it conceivable that a firm would be charged with legal malpractice if they didn't use artificial intelligence (AI)? It certainly is. Today …

 

According to Tenth Circuit, "Continuous Representation" Doctrine Does Not Toll Legal Malpractice ...

JD Supra (press release)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the four year statute of limitations applicable to legal malpractice actions in New Mexico ..