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Filippelli v. St. Mary’s Hospital
Connecticut Appellate Court
61 A.3d 1198 (2013)
Philip Filippelli (plaintiff) sued his doctor and St. Mary’s Hospital (the hospital) (defendants) for medical malpractice. Filippelli asserted that the doctor’s diagnosis of compartment syndrome came too late, causing Filippelli additional injury. Both parties called expert witnesses to testify regarding the proper standard of care for diagnosing compartment syndrome. Filippelli also sought to introduce an article from a medical journal on the proper standard of care. The trial court excluded the article, finding it to be inadmissible hearsay. The jury returned a verdict for the doctor and hospital. Filippelli appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Lavine, J.)
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