Connecticut Medical Malpractice: A Manual of Practice and Procedure

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The "go-to" reference book for all Connecticut medical malpractice litigators, both the defense and plaintiff's bar. Carefully crafted, the authors have thoroughly covered this overdue subject.

"Joyce Lagnese, Calum Anderson and Frank Santoro have provided Connecticut attorneys with a remarkably complete and up-to-date analysis of our State’s medical malpractice law. This thoroughly researched, well-balanced and comprehensive treatise needs to be in every lawyer’s library if their practice area includes the complex and ever-changing law of medical malpractice." —James D.Bartolini, Esq.


Newly revised and reorganized, Connecticut Medical Malpractice: A Manual of Practice and Procedure is the "go-to" legal reference handbook for all Connecticut medical malpractice litigators, both the defense and plaintiff's bar. Three well-known Hartford area attorneys (from the firm of Danaher, Lagnese & Sacco, P.C.) have thoroughly covered this overdue subject.

Reviewed by one of the leading plaintiff's attorneys in the state, James D. Bartolini, has said "This is Black Letter Law written with an eye toward helping the novice as well as seasoned malpractice attorney."

Chapters Include:

  • General Duty of Health Care Providers
  • Causation
  • Damages
  • Certificate of Good Faith and Opinion Letter
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Informed Consent
  • Hospital Liability
  • Expert Testimony
  • Evidentiary Issues
  • Trial Management Issues
  • Apportionment
  • Areas of Special Statutory Regulation
  • Claims Distinct From but Related to Medical Malpractice
  • Privileges and Immunities
  • Disclosure of Patient Information
  • Duty of Mental Health Provider to Third Parties
  • Actions Against the Government
  • Insurance Issues
  • Administrative Regulation of Health Care Providers

New! Important discussion of recent case law, statutory changes and rules.

New Sections:

  • Habit and Practice Evidence
  • The Reptile Theory
  • The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)


Also New Discussions of:

  • Apparent Authority
  • Miscellaneous Holdings that Cases are Not Medical Malpractice and Therefore Do Not Require Letter
  • Miscellaneous Holdings that Cases are Medical Malpractice Cases which do Require Letter
  • Cases Holding that Author is a Similar Health Care Provider
  • Cases Holding that Author is Not a Similar Health Care Provider
  • Relationship Between Opinion Letter Statute and Practice Book Provisions Relating to Disclosure
  • Suitable Tolling
Additional Information
SKU QBKMED20
Division Name Connecticut Law Tribune
Volumes 1
Product Types Books
Brand The Connecticut Law Tribune
Publication Date July 31, 2019
Jurisdiction Connecticut
ISBN 978-1-62881-631-0
Page Count 410
Edition 5
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Calum Anderson
Mr. Anderson is a partner in the law firm of Danaher, Lagnese & Sacco, P.C. in Hartford, CT. His major areas of practice are Civil Litigation, including Insurance Coverage, Construction, Product Liability, Toxic Tort Litigation and Medical Malpractice.

Frank Santoro
Mr. Santoro is a partner in the law firm of Danaher, Lagnese & Sacco, P.C. in Hartford. He practice focuses on appellate litigation the context of medical malpractice and insurance litigation.
Joyce Lagnese
Ms. Lagnese is one of the founding principals of Danaher, Lagnese & Sacco, P.C. in Hartford, CT. She serves as co-managing principal of the firm and head of the Medical Malpractice Defense Unit. Her practice concentration is complex civil litigation, principally high exposure medical malpractice defense litigation. She has defended medical malpractice cases in all venues in Connecticut on behalf of physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, community health organizations, nursing staff contractors and mobile medical service providers. Her practice also includes representation of medical practitioners and institutions in administrative proceedings before the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Ms. Lagnese has extensive trial experience in high exposure complex litigation. This includes medical malpractice cases including wrongful death and permanent injury due to surgical complications; hypoxic induced brain injury and Erbs palsy in babies; delayed diagnosis of cancer and cardiovascular disease; permanent neurologic injury following general anesthesia; patient suicide in the psychiatric and primary care setting; catastrophic outcomes in the Emergency Department setting; and blindness following ophthalmologic treatment.

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