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 August 2, 2020

 

COVID 19 and the Courts

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys/ National Legal & Medical Malpractice Conference

Stay up to date on how states are handling Covid 19.  After clicking the link, use the red buttons at the top to scroll through various topics; virtual hearings, state courts covid sites, jury trial restrictions, plans to resume...

 

MEDICAL

 

Shield Physicians for Postponed Procedures, AMA Says; More

Medscape

Should Doctors Be Free From Malpractice Lawsuits Stemming From Delayed Treatments as a Result of COVID? As doctors reopen their practices after …

 

Expanding Behavioral Healthcare Access in MA Through Telehealth: Sustaining Progress Post ...

JD Supra

Provider organizations should address concerns about medical malpractice liabilities related to telebehavioral health by ensuring that providers have ...

 

'Cranky' jury just wanted to leave and never come back; Regret not enough for new trial

Legal News Line

... with jury duty complicated a defense verdict in a medical malpractice trial but not enough to order a new one, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.

 

100 former patients of fugitive doctor await Ohio Supreme Court ruling

Cincinnati.com

... have allowed medical malpractice lawsuits involving Durrani to go forward. ... Attorneys for the surgeon, Dr. Abubaker Atiq Durrani, and his former ...

 

Ex-fertility doctor who used own sperm must face civil lawsuit, COA affirms

Indiana Lawyer

Cline and the defendants then filed an Indiana Trial Rule 12(B)(6) motion to dismiss Matthew's claims for breach of contract, medical malpractice, and ...

 

High-stakes court case over church abuse draws legal arguments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

... Court precedent in a medical malpractice case, which said a patient with Lyme disease could sue long after a misdiagnosis because it took years for ...

 

Arbitration clause does not apply in lawsuit over resident's alligator-related death, panel rules

McKnight's Senior Living

The panel also found that Weaver's claims applied to ordinary negligence — not medical malpractice — which are not covered by a residency contract …

 

Senate Republicans Unveil Proposed COVID-19 Liability Shield

JD Supra

Additionally, the proposed measure would also provide new liability protections for medical workers and health care facilities from medical malpractice ...

 

Global Medical Malpractice Insurance Market 2020 to 2024 Production and Market Share by Type ...

Market Research Posts

The Medical Malpractice Insurance industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors ...

 



LEGAL

Patterson Law Firm Wins $32 million Legal Malpractice Case Against the

News Break

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) On behalf of RevoLaze, LLC, Kristi Browne and Sarah Dunkley of Patterson Law Firm won a $32262488.50 legal …

 

Attorney May Testify as Expert on Standard of Care, Not on Legal Conclusions that Determine ...

JD Supra

... (together “Defendants”) for legal malpractice. Defendants designated attorney Walker Filbert (“Filbert”) as their expert witness concerning whether …

 

COVID-19 Fatigue? Don't Let Your Ethics Guard Down

JD Supra

According to Mark Bassingthwaighte, a risk manager for legal malpractice insurer ALPS Corp., legal malpractice claims exceeding $10,000 rose more …

 

Lawyer Facing Malpractice Suit Can't Bring Claim Against Replacement Counsel, Court Says

Law.com

McNellis-Wallace retained Hoffman to file a medical malpractice suit. Hoffman, noting that the surgeon may have been affiliated with the state of New ...