Medical malpractice is defined as a violation of the standard of care on the part of a doctor, medical staff or hospital that results in an injury or wrongful death of a patient. The violation can be a result of negligence or even recklessness.
The New Hampshire medical malpractice attorneys at Upton & Hatfield represent people who have suffered serious, permanent injuries as a result of medical malpractice in New Hampshire.
Common Forms of Medical Malpractice
- Failure to diagnose cancer and/or delay in the diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose a stroke and/or delay in the diagnosis
- Misdiagnosis of an illness or injury
- Unnecessary surgery
- Surgical errors or operating on the wrong site
- Improper medication or dosage
- Premature discharge
- Failing to take into account patient history
- Birth injuries
- Severe, disabling, catastrophic injuries
Medical malpractice is a unique area of the law, and our firm has the resources and experience to handle this type of complex, expensive litigation. We employ attorneys, nurses, and specialized personnel who concentrate on malpractice litigation. We have extensive experience litigating these cases, and trying the cases to a jury. Our medical malpractice lawyers in New Hampshire also have the negotiating experience and judgment to obtain the best possible results for our clients.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice?
A statute of limitations is a law that prevents individuals from bringing a lawsuit against another party after a specified amount of time has passed. For medical malpractice cases in New Hampshire, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of the incident (New Hampshire Statutes 508:4).
There is one exception where the timeline may be extended if it was not reasonable to expect the victim to have known about their injury within those three years. In situations like this you have 3 years from the "date of discovery" to bring your claim against the responsible party.
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Heather M. Burns, a partner in the firm, has significant experience handling, negotiating, settling and handling jury trials of medical malpractice cases and other civil lawsuits representing aggrieved patients and other individuals. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of medical malpractice.
Michael S. McGrath is also a partner at the firm. He has been a trial attorney for over nineteen years. During that time he has represented plaintiffs exclusively in both personal injury and medical malpractice cases in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Association for Justice and a lecturer at legal continuing education seminars.
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