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Split Ala. High Court Affirms Hospital Win In Med Mal Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 4, 2017, 8:57 PM EST) -- The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday narrowly affirmed a win for a hospital in a medical malpractice suit accusing medical staff of being responsible for a patient’s death, despite one justice’s insistence that certain factual disputes should’ve been left up to a jury.

In a 5-4 ruling, the state’s highest court affirmed a trial judge’s summary judgment ruling in favor of Stringfellow Memorial Hospital in a suit brought by Jerry Coleman accusing the hospital of being responsible for the death of his 84-year-old wife, Virginia Coleman,...
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