In Connecticut, you cannot file a medical malpractice case unless you have a written certificate from a doctor that states that medical malpractice occurred.  In every other kind of case, you have the right to file your case based on your own good faith assessment of whether your rights were violated.  Then the jury will decide the case based on the facts.  But for medical malpractices the law requires a “good faith certificate” of a similarly situated doctor.  The purpose of this rule is to prevent frivolous cases.  The problem with this rule is that certain types of doctors are notorious for refusing to testify against each other.  Therefore, many cases are not brought because it is sometimes impossible to get a good faith certificate. 

If you believe that you or a family member are victims of medical malpractice in Southeastern Connecticut contact the New London medical malpractice lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, P.C., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT at 860 445 8521 or toll free at 888 717 4211.


Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut