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 March 17, 2019

MEDICAL

Law.com
The Georgia Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $46 million medical malpractice verdict and reversed the trial judge's order to reconsider ...
Fox News
Norwegian Cruise Line has been ordered to pay $2 million in a medical negligence lawsuit to a passenger who suffered a heart attack at sea in ...
 
The Lane Report
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation Tuesday dealing with medical malpractice, which seeks to ensure the facts of ...
 
MD Linx
It is not the physiological result of another medical condition, medication, drugs or ... There's even a name for it: medical malpractice stress syndrome.
 
Gainesville Sun
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida House panel Wednesday backed a proposal that would cap damages in medical-malpractice cases and, according to a ...
The Daily Gazette
As it happens, some recent ones have a common thread: last fall's $2.5 billion acquisition of the largest medical malpractice insurer in New York by a ...
 
Psychiatric Times
Medical malpractice, a form of professional negligence, remains a heavily criticized legal solution for ensuring patient autonomy and competent health ...
 
 
 
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Law.com
Donnelly that the entire controversy doctrine does not compel a client to assert a legal malpractice claim against an attorney in the underlying litigation ...
 
Bloomberg Big Law Business
Cryptocurrencies and ICOs, which have both become popular in recent years, were a key discussion topic on a panel at the Legal Malpractice & Risk ...
 
Law.com
The legal malpractice negligence statute of limitations is two years. The legal malpractice breach of contract statute of limitations is four years, as in ...
Bloomberg Big Law Business
Some 15 plaintiffs may continue with claims for legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, though more aspects of those claims remain to be ...
 
Law.com
The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a legal malpractice complaint against Taylor English Duma and firm partner Michael Trotter, ...
The Pennsylvania Record
PHILADELPHIA - The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia has ironed out a legal malpractice issue between attorneys and their former client, ...