Laura Ann is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Medical Malpractice Defense Practice Group. She frequently represents hospitals and health care providers in cases alleging professional negligence.
Laura Ann also focuses on maritime litigation, specifically cases involving marine insurance coverage disputes, with an emphasis on yacht and liability coverages.
Laura Ann has extensive experience taking and defending fact and expert depositions, drafting and arguing motions, and preparing cases for mediation and/or trial. She recently second-chaired a jury trial that produced a defense verdict for one of the firm’s health care clients.
Before joining the firm, Laura Ann was a Judicial Intern for federal Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel and a legal intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut.
Laura Ann received her J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she won both the Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition and the William R. Davis Mock Trial Tournament. She also received the National Association of Women Lawyers Award, served as a Symposium Editor for the Connecticut Law Review, and was President of the Mock Trial Society. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College, where she was a member of the varsity sailing team.
Laura Ann currently sits on the Board of the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar, and she is a member of the New Haven Inn of Court. Laura Ann is proficient in Spanish.
This presentation will review the circumstances under which an unborn fetus might assert a claim for wrongful death due to medical negligence. Not surprisingly, whether and when a fetus can legally assert a wrongful death claim differs dramatically i...