Medical Negligence - Causation: Hamilton V. Scott
Specifically, citing Parker, the Court reiterates that:
... the issue of causation in a malpractice case may properly be submitted to the jury where there is evidence that prompt diagnosis and treatment would have placed the patient in a better position than she was in as a result of inferior medical care. Waddell v. Jordan, 293 Ala. 256, 302 So. 2d 74 (1974); Murdoch v. Thomas, 404 So. 2d 580 (Ala. 1981). It is not necessary to establish that prompt care could have prevented the injury or death of the patient; rather, the plaintiff must produce evidence to show that her condition was adversely affected by the alleged negligence. Waddell; see, also, Annot., 54 A.L.R. 4th 10, § 3 (1987).
Ms. *14 (quoting Parker, 605 So. 2d at 827).