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Only 1% of Doctors Incur Largest Share of Medical Malpractice Payments

February 2, 2016 

By Richard A. Silver, Co-chair, Medical Malpractice Committee, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs Only 1% of U.S. doctors are responsible for the largest share of paid medical malpractice claims – some 32%, according to a Stanford University study that was recently published in The… Read more >

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

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… Read more >

Physician’s Widow Accepts $5M Settlement, July 2007

The wife of a physician who died after the sac around his heart was punctured during laparoscopic surgery will receive a total of $5 million from various defendants.

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Man’s Thyroid Cancer

Ellis Hall, et al. v. Michael Kelleher, M.D., et al.:Three Bridgeport physicians who allegedly failed to diagnose and treat a patient’s thyroid cancer have settled the case for a total of $3,075.000.