The following summaries are intended to provide quick summaries of some aspects of recent CT legal developments on accident and insurance issues.  Most of these matters were not handled by Jackson O'Keefe, LLP.  The summaries are provided as a news summary only.  The summaries are not comprehensive, and readers are referred to the primary sources for full details.  These summaries are not legal advice.  You should consult with an attorney with regard to your situation.

Category: Medical Malpractice

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Superior Court holds that opinion letter from physician insufficient to support malpractice claim against nurses

7/10/2017 | Kathryn M. Cunningham

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Superior Court holds that opinion letter from physician insufficient to support malpractice claim against nurses: The plaintiff alleged that nurses failed to properly monitor her objective signs and symptoms and that the plaintiff was prematurely discharged, resulting i ...

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Superior Court holds that claims against nursing home sounded in ordinary negligence rather than malpractice:

7/10/2017 | Matthew J. O'Keefe

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Superior Court dismisses action for lack of §52-190a compliance:

10/31/2016 | Kathryn M. Cunningham

The plaintiff’s medical malpractice action was dismissed where the required written opinion of a similar healthcare provider did not meet the requirements of §52-190a.  The plaintiff was pursuing a dental malpractice action.  Although the plaintiff provided a certificate of good faith as require ...

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: A plaintiff is required to have an expert to support a claim arising out of a fall during physical therapy:

10/31/2016 | Kathryn M. Cunningham

The Appellate Court affirms the Superior Court’s dismissal of a negligence action against a physical therapist arising out of a fall during physical therapy.  The minor plaintiff allegedly suffered from myotonic dystrophy and wore a leg brace.  The physical therapist was to supervise attempts to walk ...

INSURANCE COVERAGE: Superior Court holds that exclusion for malicious acts not ambiguous

8/12/2016 | Joseph M. Busher Jr.

The insurer issued a commercial general liability policy.  The insured and its CEO were sued by the CEO’s prior employer for alleged unfair competition, tortious interference, breach of contract, and business disparagement.  The coverage issue before the court centered on the business disparagement c ...

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

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 ...

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Supreme Court holds hospital vicariously liable for physician:

6/23/2016 | Matthew J. O'Keefe

The Supreme Court holds that under an apparent agency theory, a hospital may be legally responsible for the negligence of a physician regardless of whether the doctor was an actual employee of the hospital.  The plaintiff claimed that she had a gastric bypass surgery performed at the hospital by a physician who ...

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE -- Connecticut Appellate Court holds that medical malpractice allegations relate back to date of filing of original complaint

2015-07-29 | Joseph M. Busher

Where the proposed amendments elaborated on specific facts supporting a plaintiff’s negligence claims that were progressively revealed through ongoing discovery, the Appellate Court holds that the new allegations related back to the date of filing of the original complaint and are not barred by the statute of ...

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