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2.4-2 Use of Medical Records

Revised to January 1, 2008

In this case, some of the medical evidence has been presented by doctors who testified, and some has been presented in the form of written reports by doctors who treated the plaintiff.  There is a statute that provides that such written reports may be used in court.  That statute was enacted so that persons claiming injury would not have to take doctors away from their medical duties in order to testify in court.  Since the use of reports rather than testimony in court is permitted by this statute, you should not draw any unfavorable inference from the plaintiff’s use of reports rather than live testimony of some medical practitioners.

Authority

General Statutes § 52-174; Richmond v. Ebinger, 65 Conn. App. 776 (2001).

 


 

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