A federal spotlight has been placed on the Wiregrass area due to farmer’s filing an unusually high number of claims for a little known federal assistance program. The program in question is called the “Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program”, or the “NAP program” for short.
Someone who does not feel well books an appointment with a doctor. During the exam, a doctor diagnoses the patient and prescribes him some medication. The patient takes a doctor’s prescription to the pharmacy, where the pharmacist verifies the patient’s condition and medical history and fills the correct prescription. The patient returns home and takes the medicine for the prescribed time period, and the medication helps the patient recover.
The stepfather of a teenager killed in a fatal car crash last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Brandon Scott Smith, the driver of the 2004 Nissan Altima that overturned and struck a parked vehicle on Jackson Trace Toad at 1:00 a.m. on September 30, 2012.
Personal injury suits against doctors are generally referred to as medical malpractice lawsuits. Such lawsuits are governed by the Alabama Medical Liability Act (AMLA), which generally requires the filer of the lawsuit to retain a medical expert to testify that the doctor against whom they wish to bring the lawsuit has violated the appropriate standard of care.