Apr 26, 2012

NH Early Offer Med Mal Settlement Proposal Called Bait and Switch

The Nashua Telegraph on April 15, 2012, carried a guest opinion by Attorney David Gottesman regarding the “early offer to settle” proposal contained in Senate Bill 406 now before the N.H. House of Representatives. Early offer to settle, says Gottesman, "is a perfect sound-bite manufactured by medical malpractice insurance carriers to convince the Legislature that there is a better way to resolve medical malpractice claims. 'Bait and switch' may be more appropriate." Gottsman, who is an attorney at Gottesman & Hollis, PA in Nashua, goes on to argue against the bill, summarizing with:
"SB 406 is flawed. It has been rejected coast to coast by states such as Washington and Massachusetts, proving New Hampshire should reject the request to become the new guinea pig of the nation. We just don’t need it."
 You can read his full opinion on the NashuaTelegraph.com here.

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