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The Facts About Doctors’ Opinions by Richard Silver and Amanda Whitman

November 12, 2013 

In 2005, the Connecticut legislature significantly

amended the requirements for

bringing a medical malpractice action. (See

Public Act No. 05-275, § 2). Now a plaintiff

must first obtain a written opinion from a

health care provider of the same

specialty as the defendant,

which states “that there

appears to be evidence of

medical negligence and

includes a detailed basis for

the formation of such opinion.”

(See General Statutes §

52-190a.) In addition, the