Kriewitz v. Savoy Heating & Air Conditioning Co

In Kriewitz v. Savoy Heating & Air Conditioning Co., 396 So. 2d 49 (Ala. 1981) the trial court allowed two clinical psychologists to testify that the plaintiffs had suffered brain damage and, in fact, one of the psychologists was permitted to state that one of the plaintiffs had "organic brain syndrome." 396 So. 2d at 52. However, the trial court refused to allow the psychologists to testify as to the cause of the plaintiffs' conditions. The Court held, based on 34-26-1, Ala. Code 1975, which details certain rights and limitations regarding psychologists in Alabama, that the trial court did not err in refusing to permit the psychologists to testify as experts regarding the cause of the plaintiffs' conditions.