Medical Malpractice:

New Hampshire

State: New Hampshire

Link to State Law:  New Hampshire Statutes

The following information is meant to be a guide. It is believed to be accurate at the time of authorship but may not reflect the most current data due to changes in the law. If you require legal assistance or guidance with regard to New Hampshire state law, contact an experienced attorney.

Statute of Limitations: There is a two-year statute of limitations specific to medical malpractice actions that is on the books in New Hampshire, but has been held unconstitutional. Instead, the general statute of limitations for personal injury or wrongful death actions is applied. In New Hampshire, this is three years. If the injury was not and could not reasonably have been discovered at the time of the act or omission, this statute runs from the time plaintiff discovers or should have discovered the injury.

Minimum Qualifications of Expert Witnesses: According to New Hampshire law, a medical expert witness must be competent and qualified to supervise or administer equivalent care to the defendant's medical specialty.

Limitations on Monetary Damages: There are no limitations on the medical malpractice damages that can be recovered in a suit in New Hampshire.

Limitations on Attorney Fees: All attorney fees for actions resulting in a settlement or judgment of $200,000 or more are subject to approval by the court.