2011 Connecticut Code
Title 52 Civil Actions
Chapter 899 Evidence
Sec. 52-184e. Admissibility of amount of damages awarded to plaintiff in separate action against different health care provider.

      Sec. 52-184e. Admissibility of amount of damages awarded to plaintiff in separate action against different health care provider. (a) For the purposes of this section:

      (1) "Licensed health care provider" means any health care institution licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 368v or any individual provider of health care licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapters 370 to 373, inclusive, or 375 to 383c, inclusive, or a pharmacist or other person licensed pursuant to chapter 400j;

      (2) "Health care services" means acts of diagnosis, treatment, medical evaluation or advice or such other acts as may be permissible under the health care licensing statutes of this state.

      (b) In any action to recover damages resulting from personal injury or wrongful death, whether in tort or contract, in which it is alleged that such injury or death resulted from the professional negligence of a licensed health care provider in the provision of health care services, such provider may introduce evidence of the amount of damages awarded to the plaintiff for such injury or death by the trier of fact in a separate action by such plaintiff against a different health care provider.

      (P.A. 05-275, S. 8.)

      History: P.A. 05-275 effective October 1, 2005, and applicable to actions accruing on or after that date.

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