Surviving relatives of a victim of medical malpractice may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable health care practitioner and facility. Connecticut law sets forth the burden of proving the elements of this cause of action.
Health care practitioners, besides physicians, can endanger their patients' lives. According to allegations from the Connecticut Department of Health, a dental procedure performed under anesthesia caused the death of a patient in February 2014. The dentist's license was placed under suspension in late April and he was ordered to stay away from patients because of this fatality and an alleged injury to another patient that resulted in a six-day hospital stay.