Each week the ABPLA  provides a summary of news articles of interest to attorneys who practice professional liability and the consumers of legal services. The majority of the stories provided each week will be from various mainstream media outlets around the country.  If you have a news story you think would be of interest please contact the ABPLA.  





Week ending February 18, 2017


In 2013, following the stillborn birth of their son, Crespo and her husband filed a medical malpractice suit against Women's Care Florida. At a later ...
Lexology (registration)
In malpractice cases, the dark side often attempts to equate “intended uses” listed in FDA-approved drug/device labeling with the medical standard of ...
Law360 (subscription)
... lung biopsy, saying certain claims alleging intentional misconduct were wrongly dismissed by the trial court as professional negligence claims.
Legal News Line
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A bill requiring an independent panel to review medical malpractice claims has successfully moved from the ...
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, Los Angeles (February 14, 2017, 5:45 PM EST) -- A Washington state appellate court on Tuesday declined to revive a medical malpractice ...
Northern California Record
FRESNO, Calif. — A California appeals court recently dismissed a medical-malpractice action that alleged improper medical care involving a wire left ...
Science Daily
... work that proved that physicians with more than their fair share of unsolicited patient complaints are at higher risk for medical malpractice claims.
But the Missouri Supreme Court in 2012 struck down caps for noneconomic damages in medical-malpractice cases and in 2014 ruled against caps on


Florida Record
Faughnan stressed that attorneys facing legal-malpractice accusations do not have to show their advice has been perfect — only their best ..
Madison County Record
Attorney Tammy Julian of Farrell Hamilton & Julian in Godfrey seeks to dismiss an amended legal malpractice complaint alleging she negligently ...