Med Mal Suit Tossed After Conn. Atty 'Did Absolutely Nothing'

By Y. Peter Kang (December 3, 2020, 10:28 PM EST) -- A Connecticut attorney handling a medical malpractice suit against a doctor and hospital "did absolutely nothing" over an eight-month period despite reassurances made to the trial court, which a state appeals court said Thursday warranted the sanction of dismissal.

A three-judge Appellate Court panel unanimously affirmed the dismissal of a suit lodged against Dr. Christopher P. Loscalzo and Yale New Haven Hospital Inc. alleging unspecified medical malpractice that caused the death of patient Marie J. Vaccaro. The suit was filed by Enrico Vaccaro, the administrator of the patient's estate.

The New Haven County judge had said that despite there being clear...

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