Supreme Court Year In Review

Supreme Court Medical Malpractice: Court Clarifies Contents Of 'Good Faith' Letter

Conduct of experts, jurors also come under scrutiny

This past February, the Supreme Court advanced our understanding of the nettlesome Connecticut General Statutes § 52-190a, which requires plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases to obtain a "good faith" written statement from a health care provider of the same specialty as the defendant. This decision, together with the Appellate Court's work on the same subject, went a considerable distance toward much needed clarification.

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