Dec 29, 2008

Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in NH

The jury award of $1.75 million to a New Hampshire man blinded by improper care while in the emergency department appears to be the largest verdict of the year in NH for a medical malpractice lawsuit for 2008.

The article was reported on by the Union Leader and Boston Globe. For more information on this trial, click on: Largest medical malpractice verdict NH on the attorney's web site.

If you have information on a larger medical malpractice verdict or settlement in NH for 2008 or 2009, please provide information via the "comment" function of this blog. Thank you!

Dec 9, 2008

NH Medical Malpractice Screening Effectiveness Panel Needs More Time

New Hampshire doctors and their lawyers claim that state's medical malpractice screening panels save "money and time by encouraging lawsuits to settle but also keep meritless claims from juries," according to this Concord Monitor report.

Medical malpractice attorneys who represent injured patients counter that it's the other way around.

"But all those arguments are based on little more than anecdotal evidence. That's because state officials tracking the two key elements — the outcome of medical malpractice lawsuits and the state's malpractice insurance rates — say they need more time and more information."

See the full article here: Malpractice screening debated.

Also covered by Fox44 Burlington: Malpractice Screening Under Scrutiny in NH