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 May 20, 2018


The Uncalled Witness

Medical Malpractice Defense columnist John L.A. Lyddane writes: Section 1:75 of the Pattern Jury Instructions suggests by its very existence that the ...

Broward Lawyer Wins $1.1 Million for Fired Hospital Whistleblower

Broward Lawyer Wins $1.1 Million for Fired Hospital Whistleblower ... civil trial lawyer who's also helped hospitals fend off medical malpractice suits.

Alabama doctor standing trial in 3 Doors Down guitarist's overdose death

Roberts was to perform a charity concert there. Court papers state Snellgrove began prescribing drugs to Roberts as early as 2005 and knew Roberts ...


Doctor Guilty of Felony for Medical Malpractice

Legal Examiner
In perhaps one of the most egregious malpractice cases I have ever witnessed, Christopher Duntsch was convicted of a first-degree felony for harming ...


Powerful medical lobby helps shield University Hospital from fertility failure cases

What's worse, if the courts rule these are medical malpractice cases, the law says you can only sue an “individual," not the Hospital. And for now, UH ...


In Florida, ruling says restraint of deaf resident was not medical malpractice

Legal News Line
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The question of whether an academy for the deaf acted in medical malpractice or negligence was answered ...


Judge's Absence During Voir Dire Leads to New Med Mal Trial

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's victory in a medical malpractice lawsuit was short-lived as an appeals court ordered a new trial after finding ...


Central Pa. mom gets $4M in medical malpractice suit for newborn daughter's death

York Daily Record/Sunday News
Eight years after her 32-day-old daughter died, mother Michelle Goldstein was awarded $4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit for a death she ...

Judge stops state plan to take $200M out of malpractice fund

Myrtle Beach Sun News
The association was created by the state in 1975 in the face of a medical malpractice crisis. It currently insures about 250 policyholders, with the ...


Judge denies University Hospitals' request to throw out fertility lawsuit

University Hospitals had sought tho have two of 45 lawsuits thrown out and reiled as medical malpracticecases, but a judge Friday denied the ...



Lawyer must face malpractice claim in ex-ballplayer's unrepaid loan

Indiana Lawyer
An Indianapolis attorney must face a legal malpractice claim from a couple who allege the lawyer failed to adequately protect them and had a conflict ...

Kennewick teacher flunks jury duty, fined and sent home 

Tri-City Herald
A wrongful death trial against the city of Richland will proceed without its recalcitrant juror. Benton County Superior Court Judge Sam Swanberg took ...