Alabama Supreme Court removes physician from malpractice case due to statute of limitations
side note: Caps on non-economic damages is the holy grail of tort reform, but it is just one of several reforms that have an effect on medical malpractice insurance premiums. Another effective tort reform is a strong statute of limitations. In this article, the Alabama Supreme Court rules that a physician was not identified in time for a medical malpractice lawsuit, and the physician was excused from the case because of the state’s statute of limitations.
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a Scottsboro physician was not identified in time in a medical malpractice suit for him to continue to be a defendant in the case.