MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Superior Court dismisses claim against nursing home where claimant failed to obtain necessary written opinion of healthcare provider to substantiate negligence claim

7/28/2016 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Medical Malpractice

Kathryn M. Cunningham

The negligence claim arose out of an allegation that a resident of the nursing home facility fell and that the defendants did not adhere to a pre-admission fall assessment. The Superior Court holds that these allegations sound in medical malpractice since they relate to medical diagnosis or treatment and/or involved the exercise of medical judgment.  Since the plaintiff had failed to obtain a written opinion from a similar healthcare provider prior to the filing of the lawsuit as required by General Statutes §52-190a, the Superior Court dismisses the plaintiff’s claim.  Feingold v. Watermark, CV15-6026978 (June 21, 2016)

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