Top

New Hampshire Senate Considers New Medical Malpractice Bill

Medical records with stethoscope and pen on topLawmakers in New Hampshire’s state Senate submitted a bill recently that would change the way many medical malpractice cases are handled in the state, according to an article in the Union-Leader.

The bill would create an “early offer” program for medical malpractice cases. Under the program, a medical professional would have to make a settlement offer to an injured patient within 90 days. The settlement amount would include medical bills and lost wages, but damages for pain and suffering would be limited to a minimum of $1,500 and a maximum of $117,500.

Patients would not be required to accept the early offer. However, if a patient rejected the offer, he or she would be required to prove in court that there is “clear and convincing evidence” medical negligence occurred – a more difficult legal standard to meet than the current standard that applies to medical malpractice cases.

Supporters say the bill will help patients get compensation for their injuries without having to endure a lengthy trial process. Opponents, however, argue that the “clear and convincing” standard will discourage patients from going to trial even when it is in their best interests to do so.

Medical malpractice cases are often complex, making them difficult and confusing, especially for those struggling to recover from a medical procedure gone wrong. At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., our skilled medical malpractice lawyers in New Hampshire have helped many injured patients and their families figure out what happened and seek the compensation they deserve. To discuss your case with us, call our office today at (888) 332-5855 for a free and confidential telephone consultation.

Categories: 
Related Posts
  • Concussions–Frequently Asked Questions in New Hampshire Read More
  • Who is Responsible if I’m Hit by a School Bus? Read More
  • Why Are Injuries Suffered in Red-Light Crashes So Severe? Read More
/
Why Choose Tenn And Tenn Let Our Family Help Your Family
  • A Family Firm

    We are a family committed to providing excellent service to our clients.

  • Statewide Service
    We work hard to obtain the best results possible for clients throughout New Hampshire.
  • Trial-Tested Attorneys
    Our lawyers are experienced courtroom advocates who are ready to take your case to trial to obtain justice.
Free Injury Consultations Available Contact Us Today

Whether you have questions or you’re ready to get started, our award-winning legal team is ready to help. Complete our form below or call us at (888) 332-5855.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

Please do not include any confidential or sensitive information in a contact form, text message, or voicemail. The contact form sends information by non-encrypted email, which is not secure. Submitting a contact form, sending a text message, making a phone call, or leaving a voicemail does not create an attorney-client relationship.