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When is Litchfield the Proper Venue for a Connecticut Medical Malpractice Claim?
Whenever we have a choice, we will file your medical malpractice claim in the courthouse that we believe would be best for you based on our judgment and experience. Sometimes, however, we won’t have a choice because of the law of venue. (Venue refers to where a lawsuit should be filed; if a lawsuit is filed in the wrong courthouse, it could be dismissed.)
The proper venue for a Connecticut lawsuit seeking damages for injuries or wrongful death arising from medical malpractice committed by a negligent doctor, hospital, or other medical provider depends on one of three criteria: (1) where the injured party resides; (2) where the negligent medical provider resides; or (3) where the medical malpractice occurred if neither party resides in Connecticut.
According to General Statutes Section 51-344 (5), the courthouse for the Judicial District of Litchfield (located at 15 West Street, Litchfield 06759) would be the proper venue for your medical malpractice claim if the above criteria are met for any of the following Connecticut towns: Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington and Winchester.
In addition, even though the following towns are not located in the Judicial District of Litchfield, we can choose to file your medical malpractice claim there if you or the defendant medical provider live in any of the following Connecticut towns: Watertown or Woodbury. See General Statutes Section 51-345 (f).
Rest assured, the lawyers on our Medical Malpractice Law Group will analyze your situation and choose the best courthouse for your claim based on our experience and judgment.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or loss caused by medical malpractice, medical negligence, or medical mistake, please contact our Medical Malpractice Law Group to arrange a free and confidential consultation.