2015 Code of Alabama
Title 6 - CIVIL PRACTICE.
Chapter 5 - ACTIONS.
Article 29 - Medical Liability Act of 1987.
- Section 6-5-540 - Legislative intent.
- Section 6-5-541 - Short title; construction.
- Section 6-5-542 - Definitions.
- Section 6-5-543 - Damages against health care provider to be itemized; future damages over $150,000 to be paid by periodic payments over period of years; judgment to specify payment terms; requirement to post security or provide evidence of insurance; future damages not to be reduced to present value; attorney's fees; termination of periodic payments; contempt of court upon continuing pattern of failure to make payments; modification of judgment; legislative intent.
- Section 6-5-544 - Recovery of noneconomic losses; limitation of such losses; mistrial if jury advised of limitation.
- Section 6-5-545 - Evidence admissible that medical expenses will be reimbursed; information subject to discovery.
- Section 6-5-546 - Venue of actions; transfer.
- Section 6-5-547 - One million dollar limit on judgments; mistrial if jury advised of limitation.
- Section 6-5-548 - Burden of proof; reasonable care as similarly situated health care provider; no evidence admitted of medical liability insurance.
- Section 6-5-549 - Standard of proof shall be proof by substantial evidence; scintilla rule of evidence abolished; instruction to jury.
- Section 6-5-549.1 - Limits of liability insurance coverage in legal action against health care providers; testimony of health care providers as specialists.
- Section 6-5-550 - Cause of action for malicious prosecution of civil action against health care provider.
- Section 6-5-551 - Complaint to detail circumstances rendering provider liable; discovery.
- Section 6-5-552 - Application.
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