Conn. Special Session Misses Opportunity to Override Med-Mal Veto

June 28, 2004

The Connecticut General Assembly, which reconvened this week for a special session, did not consider an override of the governor’s veto of a medical malpractice reform bill, which is now officially dead.

“We’re pleased with the outcome, since H.B. 5669 was not a bill with any real teeth in it,” said Richard Stokes, regional manager and counsel for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). “We look forward to working with the Legislature next year to draft and pass a bill which will promote real reform of the state’s medical malpractice system.”

H.B. 5669 passed the Legislature but was vetoed by Gov. John Rowland last month because it did not address putting limits on jury awards for noneconomic damages.

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