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 May 19, 2019

MEDICAL 

Law.com
The impact of decisions such as Paragon and Levine in medical malpractice cases can create a strategic advantage to those savvy defendants that ...
 
Medical Bag
According to results from a recent simulation study performed by Schoenfeld and colleagues to determine how 3 levels of shared decision making can ...
Maryland Daily Record
A Montgomery County jury has awarded $2 million to a woman who suffers complications caused by spinal surgery. A jury of five women and one man .
Law.com
In his Medical Malpractice Defense column, John L.A. Lyddane writes: When medical malpractice complaints include multiple defendants, it is not ...
asLaw.com
While I greatly respect your medical malpractice defense columnist John L.A. Lyddane, I am compelled to contest a significant part of his May 15th ...
Law.com
A state appeals court has reinstated a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit that was dismissed for willful failure to provide discovery, citing ...
Tuscaloosa News
The family of homicide victim Johnny Sledge won the medical malpracticesuit against DCH Healthcare Authority and other health care providers after ...
 
Crain's New York Business
The Senate health committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would allow medical, dental and podiatric practices to run malpractice-prevention ...
 
Tuscaloosa News
A Tuscaloosa County jury has awarded what could be a record $30 million verdict to the family of a murder victim who waited hours to see a surgeon ...

LEGAL

Law.com
A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a jury verdict dismissing legalmalpractice claims over a lawyer's representation of homeowners in a zoning ...
 
 
Legal News Line
In Johnston's ruling, she granted a motion to dismiss ISN Software's legalmalpractice suit against Richards, Layton & Finger, which bills itself as ...
LEX18 Lexington KY News
According to attorney Ned Pillersdorf, a Floyd County County Circuit Judge ruled against the former attorney's legal malpractice insurer to pay $1.5 ...
Monitor
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that connected State Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. to legal malpractice where the lawmaker ...
 
Law.com
The principle as it applies to legal malpractice actions is not dead, however, and the recent Supreme Court opinion in Dimitrakopoulos v Borrus, ...