Section 6-5-483

Elimination of ad damnum clause in complaints.

The ad damnum clause in complaints alleging medical liability shall be eliminated. Such complaints, in place of a claim for specific monetary damages, shall contain instead a general claim for relief. However, nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit or restrict an attorney from requesting or suggesting a specific sum to be awarded during the trial of any medical liability case.

(Acts 1975, No. 513, p. 148, §5.)