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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 641

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 1749

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. STILLMAN, 20th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS BASED ON BRAIN TRAUMA.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 52-584 of the general statutes be amended to extend from two years to four years the medical malpractice statute of limitations in cases involving brain trauma in order to allow a more adequate period of time for victims of brain trauma or their representatives to complete the lengthy diagnosis and discovery process associated with such brain trauma injuries.

Statement of Purpose:

To assist victims of brain trauma who may be unable to effectively act or communicate on their own behalf by extending the statute of limitations in medical malpractice actions with respect to brain trauma.