What is the potential liability in a medical malpractice case in Alabama?

Alabama does not have any limits on the award of damages in medical malpractice cases. The Alabama legislature tried to set limits on damages in the past. However, the courts ruled those statutes to be unconstitutional. Therefore, plaintiffs are potentially entitled to damages for their actual economic damages as well as damages for pain and suffering and punitive damages in the amount that is determined by the jury or the judge.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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