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 13, 2019


 

MEDICAL

Law360
A three-judge panel at the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed the finding of a state medical malpractice tribunal, saying the advisory panel was ...
Diagnostic Imaging
To keep everyone on their toes, to have some means of measuring accuracy, or, God forbid, for errors to be caught in time to improve patient-care.
Albuquerque Journal
... Insurance saying it misinterpreted state law and left DaVita Medical Group New Mexico LLC exposed to “unlimited liability” on malpractice claims for ...
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
A trial court judge properly set aside a jury verdict that awarded a medical malpractice plaintiff a single dollar in damages, but erred in entering an ...
JD Supra (press release)
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was facing a healthcare crisis as of 2002 due, in part, to costly medical malpractice litigation which was impairing ...
Law360
The ruling lowers the bar for plaintiffs to allege causation, or that a health care provider's negligence caused a patient's injuries, and makes specialist ... 
Legal News Line
CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of New Hampshire overturned a superior court ruling that dismissed a medical malpractice ...
Richmond.com
... which the state established more than 30 years ago to protect doctors from medical malpractice suits and stabilize health insurance premiums, paid ...

Legal

Missouri Lawyers Media
Where a trial court in a legal-malpractice case granted a motion for summary judgment for the defendants on two fraud counts but denied the motion ...
Law.com
... record label based in Pittsburgh, lodged a complaint accusing Schlossberg in New York state court of legal malpractice and breach of contract.
Law.com
Legal malpractice claim avoidance and compliance with ethical norms constitute a significant portion of the practice of law. Many firms have attorneys ...
Law.com
Taking up an appeal in a legal malpractice case Tuesday, a panel of ... an array of litigation such as medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful ...
JD Supra (press release)
Ironshore Europe DAC v. Schiff Hardin, LLP, No. 18-40101 (5th Cir. 2019). Brief Summary. Plaintiff, an excess insurer, filed suit against a law firm for ...