In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo, a hand and foot impression of Patricia Votre's son Miles are in a keepsake box in Woodbridge, Conn. Connecticut lawmakers and lawyers say a 2005 state law aimed... more 
In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo, a hand and foot impression of Patricia Votre's son Miles are in a keepsake box in Woodbridge, Conn. Connecticut lawmakers and lawyers say a 2005 state law aimed at preventing frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits has had the unintended consequence of keeping many apparently legitimate claims out of state courts. After Votre's son Miles died due to infection in 2003, she filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her doctors, but Votre was never able to get her case before a jury. A judge dismissed her lawsuit based on a technicality added to the state’s medical malpractice law in 2005 as part of the national “tort reform” debate. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jessica Hill
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