Blanchette v. Barrett

In Blanchette v. Barrett, 229 Conn. 256, 265, 640 A.2d 74 (1994) the Court concluded that the statute of limitations should be tolled because the plaintiff had demonstrated that the defendant noticed an unusual condition during a breast examination. The Court concluded that given the ongoing doctor-patient relationship that existed in that case, the defendant should have continued to monitor the condition and warned the plaintiff of the risks involved with the defendant's finding. Although a party need not demonstrate a continuing course of treatment to demonstrate the existence of a continuing course of conduct, there is considerable "similarity and overlap" between those doctrines. 229 Conn. at 276.