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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 in life-threatening injuries.  Connecticut General Statutes §52-190a requires a pre-suit opinion letter from a “similar healthcare provider” in…

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

The plaintiff alleged that she was injured when another resident ran into her while operating a motorized scooter.  The plaintiff alleged that the nursing home was negligent in failing to supervise group home members, failing to implement policies or procedures…

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CIVIL PROCEDURE: Appellate Court affirms summary judgment prior to defendant filing Answer

The Connecticut Appellate Court has ruled that under the Connecticut Practice Book, a motion for summary judgment can be filed at any time, including prior to the filing of an answer and/or special defense. Gordon v. Gordon, AC 38343 (2/14/17)

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

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…

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

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…

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