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 February 23, 2020



Why do electronic medical records fuel medical malpractice?

Electronic health records (EHRs) are now used by 90% of all doctors, hospitals and medical professionals. While it would seem that such technologies ...


What to do if you are sued for malpractice

Medical Economics

How physicians behave after learning that they're being sued for medical malpractice can determine the outcome of the case, regardless of its legal …


New Trial Order in Medical Negligence Case Against Einstein Upheld

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld an order granting a new trial in a lawsuit against Einstein Medical Center after the jury found that its care ...


Appellate judges rule for hospital in medical malpractice case

Indiana Lawyer

A man who filed a medical malpractice claim against a doctor and hospital following his surgery for a herniated disc could not convince the Indiana ...


Senators advance $250K cap in medical malpractice cases

Journal Express

Representatives of Iowa's medical community blamed soaring awards in medical malpractice cases for the erosion of health-care access in rural Iowa ...


Amputee Loses Appeal Over Medical Malpractice Claim

Bloomberg Law

An Arizona nurse practitioner and the medical practice she worked for will hold on to a win in a suit by an amputee who alleged she wouldn't have lost …


Jury Clears Hospital in Controversial Medical Abuse Case

The New York Times

The verdict in the medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the family of Justina Pelletier capped a high profile dispute that drew national media attention …


Panel passes $750000 cap on 'non-economic' damages in fatal medical malpractice cases

Radio Iowa

Republicans on a Senate committee have voted to place new limits in medical malpractice cases that involve the death of a patient. A bill that cleared ...


'The right thing to do': Hahnemann owner will pay its former doctors' malpractice insurance


The owner of Hahnemann University Hospital has agreed to pay the medical malpractice insurance, or “tail coverage,” for hundreds of its former …

New trial granted in case of woman who died from infection while pregnant

The Daily Progress

A widower who sued two Charlottesville doctors for negligence after wife died of E. coli infection will receive a new trial after the Supreme Court of ...



Attorney's Omissions or Inaction May Constitute Fraudulent Concealment

JD Supra (press release)

The Plaintiffs sued Schlak for legal malpractice. They alleged that Schlak never explained their interests to them or advised them to seek separate …


Jury Awards $343K in Legal Malpractice Suit by Purchaser of Polluted Property

A Bergen County jury returned a $343,258 verdict Wednesday in a legal malpractice suit claiming attorney Robert Lysiak failed to warn about potential …


Court OKs Chinese Dissident's Malpractice Suit Against Clark Hill

Bloomberg Law

The court agreed with them that Wengui didn't provide grounds for a viable legal malpractice claim for its withdrawal. Even if it was was “improper,” ...


Watch Out, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers. It Just Got A Lot Easier To Get Sued

Texas Lawyer

Before Friday, criminal-defense lawyers had little reason to fear legal-malpractice claims. That's because court precedent allowed clients who had ..