2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
Chapter 28 - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
28-327.04 Civil cause of action; authorized; evidence of professional negligence; attorney's fee.
Civil cause of action; authorized; evidence of professional negligence; attorney's fee.
Any person upon whom an abortion has been performed or attempted in violation of section 28-327 or the parent or guardian of a minor upon whom an abortion has been performed or attempted in violation of such section shall have a right to maintain a civil cause of action against the person who performed the abortion or attempted to perform the abortion. A violation of subdivision (1), (2), (3), (7), or (8) of section 28-327 shall be prima facie evidence of professional negligence. The written certifications prescribed by subdivisions (4) and (7) of section 28-327 signed by the person upon whom an abortion has been performed or attempted shall constitute and create a rebuttable presumption of full compliance with all provisions of section 28-327 in favor of the physician who performed or attempted to perform the abortion, the referring physician, or the agent of either physician. The written certification shall be admissible as evidence in the cause of action for professional negligence or in any criminal action. If judgment is rendered in favor of the plaintiff in any such action, the court shall also render judgment for a reasonable attorney's fee in favor of the plaintiff against the defendant.
- Laws 1993, LB 110, § 6;
- Laws 2009, LB675, § 5;
- Laws 2010, LB594, § 14.