Supreme Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Hospital

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Attorneys Involved:  William S. Haynes, L. Peyton Chapman, III, and Bethany L. Bolger

In a medical malpractice suit involving an infant, the Plaintiff alleged that the Hospital was negligent with regard to the nursing assessment performed on her newborn daughter to evaluate for a rare congenital anomaly.  She alleged that the defect should have been discovered sooner, and that the child was damaged by having to undergo a more difficult corrective procedure as a result.  The trial court granted summary judgment and dismissed all claims against the Hospital.

The Supreme Court of Alabama affirmed the trial court’s decision, upholding the judgment in favor of the Hospital.