No. 60959.

359 So.2d 1256 (1978)

Margaret B. Everett, wife of/and Gary EVERETT v. Daniel W. GOLDMAN, M. D., et al.

Supreme Court of Louisiana.

May 22, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

W. K. Christovich, Christovich & Kearney, New Orleans, for defendant-relator.

William J. Guste, Jr., Atty. Gen., Donald B. Ensenat, Asst. Atty. Gen., Louisiana Dept. of Justice, for State of La., intervenor-respondent.

Samuel S. Dalton, Earl B. Gray, New Orleans, for plaintiffs-respondents.

John V. Parker, Sanders, Downing, Kean & Cazedessus, Baton Rouge, for The La. State Medical Society, amicus curiae.

Jesse D. McDonald, Hudson, Potts & Bernstein, Monroe, for Medical Societies of Ouachita, Orleans, Calcasieu, Rapides, Lafayette & Jefferson Parishes, amicus curiae.

Robert J. Conrad, Jr., Frank M. Adkins, Sam A. LeBlanc, III, Adams & Reese, New Orleans, for Metropolitan Hospital Council, amicus curiae.

David W. Robinson, Robert L. Roland, Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, Baton Rouge, for The La. Hospital Assoc., amicus curiae.

Paul H. Dué and Robert D. Downing, Dué, Dodson & deGravelles, Baton Rouge, for La. Trial Lawyers Assoc., amicus curiae.

Darryl J. Foster, Robert N. Ryan, Bienvenu, Foster, Ryan & O'Bannon, New Orleans, for La. Dental Assoc., amicus curiae.

CALOGERO, Justice.

This is the first case to come before this Court testing various provisions of Louisiana's Medical Malpractice Act first passed in 1975. La. R.S. 40:1299.41 et seq.

We granted a writ of review on application of defendant Daniel W. Goldman, M.D. who complained of the trial court ruling by which four provisions of the Medical Malpractice Act were declared unconstitutional.1

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