The Connecticut Court of Appeals sided with UConn Health’s John Dempsey Hospital last week, finding the trial court ”broadly construed” that the plaintiff’s initial notice to sue in his individual capacity did not include permission to sue on behalf of a decedent’s estate.

The plaintiff, Glenn Gilman, took the steps to file a notice with the Office of Claims Commissioners to sue the state and Dr. Brian Shames, a physician at the University of Connecticut Health Center, in an initial lawsuit in 2017 for bystander emotional distress.