Alabama S.C. rules that university shares state immunity law

The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled that the hospital affiliated with the state university shares the state’s immunity laws.

On Jan. 14, the court threw out a $3.2 million judgment against the Baptist Medical Center East because it’s parent company, Baptist Health turned over its operations to the University of Alabama in 2005. In 2009, a jury awarded a $3.2 million to the family of a woman that died in 2005.

The family alleged that the hospital was responsible for the woman’s death because they did not report her to an emergency room after it was found that she was infected with an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria. The hospital said that the woman died of congestive heart failure. The family is asking that the court reconsider their decision.

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