- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Medical Malpractice
Providence College, B.A., 1973
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1976
1976, Connecticut; 1977, New York; 1978, Eastern District of New York; 1980, District of Connecticut
American College of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
New Haven, Connecticut, March 12, 1951
Thomas Boyce, Jr. manages the firm's newly established New London office. Thomas has spent his entire legal career of more than 30 years as a trial lawyer.
He defends members of the local medical community against whom claims of malpractice are made. Thomas also defends businesses and corporations in serious, complex matters involving product liability, industrial pollution, contract disputes, vexatious litigation, wrongful discharge and other employment matters. He also has experience serving as an arbitrator and as a mediator in personal injury matters including medical malpractice and product liability claims.
Thomas' skill and the many dimensions of his experience have been recognized in many ways. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (by invitation); he is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (by accomplishments); he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates; and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1993 in the area of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.
Firm Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
(Resident, New London)
Representative Matter: Plaintiff Withdraws Claim Against Gastroenterologist; Thomas W. Boyce Jr. and Jennifer S. Mullen successfully obtained a voluntary withdrawal of a medical malpractice claim pending against a gastroenterologist. The plaintiff alleged she suffered an orthopedic injury during a colonoscopy. On the morning of jury selection, the plaintiff withdrew her claims with no payment having been made.; Appellate Court Upholds Defendant's Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case; Halloran & Sage recently secured an appellate victory for Dr. Thomas Sena, for whom it had previously secured a defendant's verdict at trial. In Maynard v. Sena, 158 Conn.App. 509, cert. denied, --- Conn. --- (2015), the Appellate Court affirmed the jury's verdict and rejected the plaintiff's evidentiary claims that: (1) the trial judge improperly allowed evidence of Dr. Sena's habit of wearing gloves while performing surgical procedures and (2) the trial judge improperly allowed Dr. Sena's expert to testify regarding universal precautions during re-direct examination. Thomas Boyce was trial counsel and Laura Zaino was appellate counsel.; Summary Judgment Obtained in Defamation Claim; In Camassar v. The Day Publishing Company, et al., KNL CV 13 6019301 S, Halloran & Sage secured summary judgment in favor of its clients, The Day Publishing Company and columnist David Collins, after comprehensive briefing by their counsel, Thomas W. Boyce and Laura Pascale Zaino, and argument by Ms. Zaino. The plaintiff, an attorney, claimed that Mr. Collins defamed him in a piece the Day published about a controversy surrounding a local election. In granting summary judgment, the trial court agreed with defense counsels' argument that the allegedly defamatory statements were inactionable statements of opinion.; Plaintiff Withdraws Claim Against Podiatric Surgeon; Thomas Boyce and Jennifer Mullen successfully obtained a voluntary withdrawal of a medical malpractice claim pending against a podiatric surgeon. Plaintiff alleged the defendant surgeon negligently failed to diagnose a deep vein thrombosis. On the eve of trial, plaintiff withdrew his claims with no payment having been made.; Gynecological Surgeon Defended in Urological Injuries Suit; Thomas Boyce successfully defended a gynecological surgeon in a two-week trial.; The surgeon was sued for urological injuries the plaintiff sustained during a robotically assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy.; Noel v L&M Hospital et al; After a three week trial in the New London Superior Court, Thomas W. Boyce, Jr. recently obtained a defense verdict for an emergency room doctor. The physician had been sued for allegedly failing to diagnose a patient experiencing stroke like symptoms.; Thomas Boyce Successfully Defends Vascular Surgeon Against Medical Malpractice Claim; Thomas Boyce Jr. recently successfully defended a vascular surgeon against a medical malpractice claim.; The plaintiff alleged that the defendant surgeon negligently managed a vascular injury sustained during an orthopedic procedure. After a three week trial in Waterbury and two days of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.; Appellate Court Affirms Trial Court's Decision in Professional Liability Case; Thomas Boyce Jr. argued the case Weaver, et. al. v Mc Knight 134 C.A. 652 ( 2012 ) in Appellate Court.; In response to a Motion to Preclude the trial court precluded the opinion testimony of two of the plaintiff's experts and then entered a Directed Verdict.; The plaintiff appealed to the Appellate Court.; The Appellate Court decision affirmed the decision of the trial court.; Thomas Boyce Successfully Defends Surgeon in a Medical Malpractice Case; Thomas Boyce Jr., an attorney in the Professional Liability practice group recently obtained a defendant's verdict in a medical malpractice case against a Connecticut general surgeon. The plaintiff alleged that the surgeon had not adequately informed the patient of all the risks associated with colon surgery.; Thomas Boyce Successfully Defends Orthopedic Surgeon in a Medical Malpractice Case; Thomas Boyce Jr., an attorney in the Professional Liability practice group successfully defended a Connecticut orthopedic surgeon in a medical malpractice case. The plaintiff alleged that the surgeon was negligent because he failed to timely diagnose that a biceps tendon surgical repair had failed.; After trial at the Middletown Superior Court, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant after an hour of deliberation.; Thomas Boyce Successfully Defends a Medical Malpractice Matter; Thomas Boyce Jr. successfully defended a Connecticut cardiologist in a medical malpractice case. The estate of a twenty-four year-old plaintiff alleged that the doctor failed to properly interpret an EKG obtained in the Emergency Room. Three days after the Emergency Room visit, the plaintiff died of Myocardial Infarction. An autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Office, and a separate study at Yale, determined that the heart attack was due to a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. The doctor's contention was that the EKG did not reflect any abnormality and the injury to the heart took place after the ER visit and therefore after the EKG had been obtained.; After three weeks of trial at the Superior Court in New London, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendent after one and a half hours of deliberation.
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