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 August 19, 2018



Statutory Caps and Recent Judicial Intervention May Bring Sky High Verdicts Back to the Ground


Or, caps may be directed toward certain types of claims, typically medical malpractice or product liability, and not general personal injury cases.

Radiology errors a top driver of medical malpractice claims

Business Insurance

Radiologists are involved in 15% of diagnosis-related medical malpractice claims, second only to those of general medicine health care providers, ...


Man suing doctor asks judge to keep his penis pics sealed from public record

New York Post

An East Village man acted as his own lawyer when he filed a medical-malpractice lawsuit against Manhattan dermatologist Dana Stern, claiming she ...


7th Circuit rules for paramedic in patient-arrestee's death

Indiana Lawyer

It also found that all six state-law claims were subject to the substantive terms of Indiana's Medical Malpractice Act, including damage caps and the ...


SC mother sues genetics lab after son's death for allegedly misidentifying his condition

Charleston Post Courier

That answer posed a problem for Williams' case because the legal window to file a malpractice lawsuit has already passed. The case may still ...


Connecticut Supreme Court Lets $12 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict Stand


The state Supreme Court has overturned a Connecticut Appellate Court's ruling, and affirmed a jury's $12 million medical malpractice award for a ...


Former Jefferson Airplane singer Marty Balin sues hospital, doctors


Former Jefferson Airplane lead singer Marty Balin has filed a new medical malpractice suit in Manhattan federal court against Mount Sinai Beth ...



Foley & Lardner Beats DQ Bid In Fla. Legal Malpractice Suit


Law360 (August 13, 2018, 5:45 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal court refused Friday to disqualify Foley & Lardner LLP from representing a Florida ...


Kasowitz, After Suing Another Firm, Faces Its Own Malpractice Claim


Kasowitz Benson Torres' brief representation of a former U.S. ambassador in a legal malpractice lawsuit has spawned a separate malpractice case ...


East St. Louis law firm, attorney seek to dismiss $10M legal malpractice suit

Madison County Record 

The East St. Louis law firm Keefe & Griffiths PC argues that a man's $10 million law suit had been previously dismissed from federal court before he ...