In Connecticut, medical malpractice refers to when a patient is injured or dies due to the malicious intent or negligence of a medical care facility or professional. Examples include failures to diagnose certain medical conditions or provide treatment for them in addition to delays in treatment without due cause or simple misdiagnoses of medical conditions.
There is currently not a limit within the state of Connecticut with regard to the financial amounts injured patients may collect in a successful suit against the defendant.
A professional in medicine (an expert witness) is required for plaintiffs wishing to pursue medical malpractice cases in the state of Connecticut. The witness must be able to state whether or not the defendant underwent the traditional and expected medical procedures at the time of the injury in question. In Connecticut, for a witness to be considered an expert witness, he or she must have a license, as well as at least 5 years of experience practicing medicine in the field.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations in Connecticut is two years. Legal action must begin within this period, which begins at the date of the injury. However, minors do not have a statute of limitations in terms of when they can bring suits against defendants. A suit may be filed as long as the other factors are in place.
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