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Supreme Court Tort Law: Doctor Held Liable For Failure To Inform

Justices also rule in interesting premises liability case

One recent case just released in August shed new light on a variety of complex issues. Downs v. Trias, 306 Conn. 81 (2012) arose from the plaintiff's claim against the defendant physician alleging that his negligence resulted in her developing ovarian cancer. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that defendant negligently failed to advise her to have her ovaries removed due to her extensive family history of cancer. The defendant physician was appealing from a $5 million dollar jury verdict against him.

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