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 9, 2020



Informative New Book Educates Readers on Becoming Medical Consumers and Stresses Patients ...

Yahoo Finance

Author Louise Lane provides facts and figures of medical malpractice and maltreatment in newly released book, 'Appointment with Danger'.


Doctors protecting their own?

A year-long CBS News investigation has found that the system of state medical boards responsible for disciplining doctors who repeatedly injure their …


Doctor Holds on to Win in Suit Over Jaw Replacement Surgery

Bloomberg Law

... the trial court didn't abuse its discretion by excluding Louis Mercuri from testifying about Victor Szymela's alleged medical malpractice in connection.


After a years-long fight, veterans will see new medical malpractice protections

Military Times

Tally, a veteran injured in a medical malpractice case five years ago, has pushed for the reforms in response to his own legal battles with VA officials. On …


Civil Procedure Rules Play a Big Role in Professional Negligence Cases

She remained in the hospital for two weeks. The patient filed a professional negligence suit against the nursing home, alleging that it was “negligent in ...


Ohio Supreme Court closes loophole in the statute of repose for medical claims

JD Supra

The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that Plaintiffs cannot rely on Ohio's saving statute to re-file medical malpractice cases more than four years after …


Bipartisan legislation seeks to end Virginia medical malpractice damages limit

Augusta Free Press

Stanley introduced Senate Bill 1107, which “eliminates the cap on the recovery in actions against health care providers for medical malpractice where ...





No Advice, No Causation


JD Supra


The Appellate Court affirmed, explaining that the plaintiffs could not prove the proximate causation necessary in a legal malpractice claim. It pointed to …




A Continued Lack of 'Grace' in Legal Malpractice


In Grace, plaintiffs started and lost a medical malpractice case on statute of limitations grounds. They then sued their attorney for legal malpractice.


Prior Knowledge and Prior Notice Exclusions Barred Coverage For Legal Malpractice Claim


JD Supra

legal malpractice lawsuit against the insured attorney followed. The relevant claims-made policy incepted on October 1, 2017. Following the insurer's ...