Legal medical malpractice experts are divided over whether the rule that an opinion letter written and signed by a similar health care provider be attached to a medical malpractice lawsuit is fair, following a Connecticut Appellate Court ruling upholding the dismissal of a case against Greenwich Hospital for that very reason.

The Appellate Court, in a 3-0 Sept. 10 ruling, upheld a trial court’s ruling that dismissed the case in Barnes v. Greenwich Hospital.