THE JURY'S STILL OUT ON malpractice panels

Kibbe, Cindy
February 2011
New Hampshire Business Review;2/11/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p1
The article discusses the reports released by a legislative oversight committee concerning the reduction of medical malpractice lawsuits in New Hampshire. It looks at the effectiveness of the screening panels, composing of a judge, a lawyer and a clinician, established for reviewing of medical malpractice lawsuits prior to trials to reduce insurance rates. It notes a finding that the panels have increased the costs of medical negligence legislation which might forestall some valid claims.


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