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Research guides prepared by the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:
  • Medical Malpractice (pdf)
    Section 1: Good Faith Certificate
    Section 2: Automatic Ninety-Day Extension of Statute of Limitations
    Section 3: Elements of a Medical Malpractice Action
    Section 4: Defenses
    Section 5: Evidence

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Connecticut General Statutes

Selected Statutes:

  • Sec. 52-184b. Failure to bill and advance payments inadmissible in malpractice cases.
  • Sec. 52-184d. Inadmissibility of apology made by health care provider to alleged victim of unanticipated outcome of medical care.
  • Sec. 52-190a. Prior reasonable inquiry and certificate of good faith required in negligence action against a health care provider. Ninety-day extension of statute of limitations. 
  • Sec. 52-184c. Standard of care in negligence action against health care provider. Qualifications of expert witness. 
  • Sec. 52-251c. Limitation on attorney contingency fees in personal injury, wrongful death and property damage actions. Waiver of limitation by claimant.
  • Sec. 52-555. Actions for injuries resulting in death. 
  • Sec. 52-584. Limitation of action for injury to person or property caused by negligence, misconduct or malpractice.
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