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 October 18, 2020




Coronavirus causes logjam of Cumberland County court cases

The Fayetteville Observer

“I have a medical malpractice case that is set in a wrongful-death case of a ... Jury trials not only for criminal offenses but major civil cases have been ...


6 families reach tentative settlements in West Virginia VA hospital deaths


The settlements for families of six of the elderly veterans range from ... because of the cap placed on medical malpractice cases involving wrongful ...


Outpatient Lessons Learned During COVID-19

AORN - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Medical malpractice cases will surface in the coming months as lawyers look for liabilities related to care delivered during COVID-19. I'd like to discuss …


Some Lyme disease patients turn to unproven treatments—with dangerous results

The Daily Briefing

Gellman notes that Tiffany Cartwright sued Childers for negligence in her mother's case. Through that lawsuit, Tiffany learned that Beebe Medical …


Target Pharmacy Beats Claim Over Filling Wrong Prescription

Bloomberg Law

Target Corp . properly won summary judgment in a medical negligence suit alleging one of its pharmacies in Minnesota filled the wrong prescription ...


How to prepare for a COVID-related medical malpractice crisis

Cardiovascular Business

Sage et al. noted that recent medical malpractice crises resulted in liability insurance coverage becoming both more available and more affordable.

Dr. Terry Dubrow sues for defamation after ex-patient seeks $10M for alleged malpractice

Page Six

“Scoggins' alleged medical injuries were not negligently caused by Dr. Dubrow; she did not 'nearly die' but instead faced complications that were …


NJ doctor loses appeal challenging $20 million prenatal malpractice ruling

... Medical Center has lost his appeal in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought ... Dr. Garry Frisoli, a maternal fetal medicine specialist at Overlook, was ...


Elite Medical Experts: $9.27M Verdict Shatters California's $250K Medical Malpractice Cap

Yahoo Finance

CIVDS1503214). "… I knew it was critically important for us to show the jury and the judge that this claim went well outside of the medical negligence …


Arkansas Doctor Gets Do-Over in Medical Malpractice Case

Bloomberg Law

An Arkansas trial court violated a physician's constitutional right to trial by jury in a medical malpractice case when it struck his jury trial demand as a …


$1M settlement reached in unlawful death of veteran, pastor

FOX Illinois

DANVILLE, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — A $1 million settlement has been reached in a medical malpractice and wrongful death claim filed against the VA ...


Court tosses $7M judgment awarded to patient paralyzed after spine injection at ASC

Becker's ASC Review

on Oct. 15, saying the ASC should not have been held vicariously liable for a spine surgeon's alleged malpractice. Plaintiff Robbin Smith lost all ...



$529k of Customer Money Approved for Personal Attorney and Business Partner of Louisiana ...

Energy and Policy Institute

In October 2016, McQuaig was sued by Richard Folse, who alleged legal malpractice causing his seafood business to lose settlement monies owed to it ...


A Mistake? Yes. Proximate Cause? No

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog - Andrew Lavoott Bluestone

A good legal malpractice case? “Since 2010, defendants represented Lindenwood and its managing company, Delkap Management  …


O'Melveny caught between Canada and Calif. in cannabis company malpractice case


... that he'll wait and see what a Canadian court decides before choosing whether to pause a legal malpractice lawsuit against O'Melveny & Myers.