Huie provides insight into recent case law related to 2017 Alabama medical malpractice appellate court decisions.
Specifically, we examine the following issues and their relevant case law:
- Exception to Rule That a Breach of the Standard of Care and Causation Must Be Establish by Expert Testimony
- Statute of Limitations Applicable to Indemnity Action
- Summary Judgment Affirmed in Case Where Patient Sought to Hold Hospital Vicariously Liable for Conduct of an Emergency Department Physician
- Complaint Made to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners Held Non-Discoverable
The Bain decision is the most notable as the Supreme Court of Alabama rejected the plaintiff’s effort to hold a hospital vicariously liable for the alleged acts and omissions of an emergency department physician.
Read the full report here.