Connecticut Physician Leads Opposition to Medical Malpractice Bill
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Rep. Prasad Srinivasan, MD, (R-Glastonbury), argued to other state lawmakers that the legislation would hinder the growth of specialty practices in the state, adding that the bill could cause medical professionals to move or retire.
The bill, which had already passed the Senate, would have made it easier for patients to file medical malpractice claims by allowing them to use a physician in a "similar" healthcare field to provide to the court a written opinion regarding a physician's medical negligence.
Following Dr. Srinivasan's opposition, the bill died in the House after a 74-69 vote.
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