On December 11, 2020 the Supreme Court of Alabama affirmed a summary judgment entered in favor of two board-certified general surgeons in Etowah County. The plaintiff contended the defendant surgeons negligently informed the plaintiff that she had cervical cancer and performed an unnecessary surgery to remove the cancer. After extensive briefing and oral argument, the trial court entered summary judgment for the defendant physicians because the plaintiff’s expert witness failed to meet the qualification requirements set forth in Section 6-5-548 of the Alabama Medical Liability Act. The Supreme Court, in a unanimous 50 page opinion, affirmed the trial court’s order. Bennett White and Billy Bates defended the case at the trial court level and Sybil Newton handled the matter on appeal.