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Medical Malpractice Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Booth, George

 

AC38701 - Arroyo v. University of Connecticut Health Center (Medical malpractice; "In this action seeking damages for medical malpractice relating to a vasectomy, the defendants, the University of Connecticut Health Center (health center) and the state of Connecticut, appeal, following a bench trial, from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the plaintiffs, Jose Arroyo and Marie Arroyo, in the amount of $386,249.81. The defendants claim that the court improperly (1) rendered judgment on a cause of action for which the plaintiffs had not obtained a waiver of sovereign immunity from the state's Claims Commissioner (commissioner), (2) awarded damages on a theory of liability that was not alleged in the plaintiffs' Superior Court complaint, and (3) concluded that the plaintiffs had satisfied their burden of proving that the defendants' employee, Peter Albertsen, a urologist, had negligently injured Arroyo's testicular artery. We disagree with the defendants' claims and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.")

AC38576 - DiNapoli v. Regenstein (Dental malpractice; "The plaintiff, Nicole DiNapoli, appeals from the judgment, rendered after a jury trial, in favor of the defendants, Steven Regenstein, a dentist, and his practice, Novsam-Regenstein, P.C., doing business as Westport Esthetic Dental Group. The plaintiff claims that the trial court abused its discretion by (1) striking four portions of the testimony of her expert witness regarding the standard of care, (2) precluding her from presenting testimony regarding the facts that the experts relied on in forming their opinions, and (3) precluding her expert from giving his opinion in response to a hypothetical question. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")