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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: A Manual of Practice and Procedure

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This book explores the constantly-evolving medical malpractice law in Connecticut, serving as both an introduction for those new to medical malpractice law as well as a resource for those experienced in the practice.

“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 key subject.

Topics include the standard of care; causation; damages; opinion letters; informed consent; statute of limitations; expert testimony; evidentiary and trial management issues; privileges and immunities; insurance issues; hospital liability; and disclosure of patient information

New Sections in this edition include

  • Habit and Practice Evidence
  • The Reptile Theory
  • The Affordable Care Act

Also included is discussion of recent case law regarding opinion letter requirements, whether a case constitutes medical malpractice, plus immunity during public health or civil preparedness emergency

Additional Information
Division Name Connecticut Law Tribune
Volumes 1
Product Types Books
Brand The Connecticut Law Tribune
Publication Date July 28, 2023
Jurisdiction Connecticut
ISBN 978-1-58852-729-5
Page Count 454
Edition 7
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Calum Anderson

Calum B. Anderson is Of Counsel at DanaherLagnese, PC. Mr. Anderson’s major area of practice is Civil Litigation, including Insurance Coverage, Construction, Product Liability, Toxic Tort Litigation and Medical Malpractice. He serves on the medical ethics committee of a Connecticut-based hospice care agency. He is a graduate of Boston College Law School, where he was managing and business editor of the Law Review. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Connecticut, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, and U.S. State Court of Appeals for First Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court bars.

Frank Santoro

Frank H. Santoro is a former principal of DanaherLagnese, PC. For over 20 years, he practiced primarily in the firm’s appellate department. He is a graduate of Georgetown (B.A.; J.D.) and the University of London (LLM). Prior to joining the firm, he held the following positions: Assistant United States Attorney (Connecticut); Assistant States Attorney (Maryland); Assistant Public Defender (Maryland); Adjunct Law Professor (Washington, D.C.), and Captain, U.S. Army (Korea). Mr. Santoro has been counsel of record in approximately 100 reported cases. His main areas of practice are Appellate Advocacy and Insurance Coverage. He is a member of the Connecticut, Maryland, and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut bars.

Joyce Lagnese

Joyce A. Lagnese is one of the founding principals of Danaher Lagnese, PC. 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 is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, and is a member of the Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut bars.

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