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Medical Malpractice Supreme Court Opinions

by Roy, Christopher


SC20052 - Ashmore v. Hartford Hospital ("In this wrongful death action alleging medical malpractice, the named defendant, Hartford Hospital, appeals from the judgment of the trial court, which denied a motion for remittitur after a jury awarded $1.2 million in noneconomic damages to the named plaintiff, Marjorie Ashmore, as the administratrix of the estate of the decedent, her late husband William Ashmore, and $4.5 million to the plaintiff for her own loss of spousal consortium. The defendant contends that, in the absence of exceptional or unusual circumstances that are not applicable in this case, a loss of consortium award ordinarily should not substantially exceed the corresponding wrongful death award to the directly injured spouse. We agree and, accordingly, reverse the judgment of the trial court.")