Posts tagged "New Hampshire"

Jul 23, 2013
New Hampshire Jury Disregards Malpractice Panel for First Time

For the first time, a New Hampshire jury has disregarded a medical malpractice screening panel’s unanimous finding of no fault, ruling in favor of the plaintiff against a cardiologist sued for thrice failing to diagnose a lesion on his 36-year-old patient’s heart. The patient died of heart disease shortly after his last visit to the […]

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Jun 28, 2012
New Hampshire Legislature Overrides Veto of Medical Malpractice Reform

Yesterday, the New Hampshire Legislature overrode a veto by Gov. John Lynch to pass a first-of-its-kind, early offer medical malpractice reform. reported on the veto earlier this week. Under the new bill, New Hampshire physicians and hospitals will be able to make an “early offer” of compensation to victims of unintended medical outcomes. If […]

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Jun 22, 2012
New Hampshire Gov. Vetoes Early Offer Medical Malpractice Bill

On June 20, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch vetoed a bill that would have established an “Early Offer” program for dealing with medical malpractice claims. New Hampshire would have been the first state to establish such a program. Under the vetoed Early Offer bill, after filing a claim of medical malpractice against a doctor or […]

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Mar 20, 2012
New Hampshire Early Offer Program Looks to Reduce Medical Malpractice Costs

On March 15, the New Hampshire Senate unveiled Senate Bill 406, an early offer program for the state’s medical liability lawsuits. If enacted, the bill promises to have a deflating effect on the cost of medical malpractice insurance for doctors and the overall cost of medical malpractice litigation in the state. The early offers program […]

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Sep 6, 2011
NH Pharmacists To Give More Vaccinations

Side Note: New Hampshire is the latest state to join the trend of allowing pharmacists to give more than just flu vaccinations. The new vaccines recently added by the state are the pneumococcal vaccine and the shingles vaccine. The pharmacists who administer them are required to undergo special immunization training and carry $1 million in […]

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Nov 11, 2010
Woman Suffering from Bacterial Meningitis Sues New Hampshire Hospital

Side note: A New Hampshire woman is suing St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, and two doctors, for 5 million dollars. The medical malpractice lawsuit claims that the doctors failed to properly diagnose her bacterial meningitis leading to her permanent disability. Jane Revells, the plaintiff was a healthy, normal woman who worked as a kitchen designer […]

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May 25, 2010
Ongoing Fight in New Hampshire Threatens Medical Malpractice Fund

side note: An ongoing fight in New Hampshire is threatening a state-created medical malpractice insurance fund. Set up in 1975 as a Joint Underwriting Association (JUA), the fund is designed to provide affordable physician liability insurance to doctors in high-risk specialties. Currently, the state government is wrangling with policyholders over the $110 million surplus in […]

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Jul 30, 2009
N.H. budget can't use malpractice fund

side note: A judge ruled that New Hampshire cannot take from the $110 million surplus in the fund that underwrites the state’s medical malpractice insurance to balance its budget. The fund’s board will now decide if the surplus will be returned to policyholders in the form of a dividend. By Norma Love Associated Press […]

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