For the first time since the controversial medical malpractice panels were instituted in New Hampshire in 2007, a jury of New Hampshire citizens ruled in favor of William Landry, Jr.’s family.
According to Clinic Advisor, “The case involved an otherwise healthy 36-year old man, William Landry, Jr., who suffered from two fainting spells in April and September 2004. He visited a cardiology practice three times, where doctors told him there was nothing wrong and allegedly did not perform the proper tests. Landry died a few months later. An autopsy revealed a lesion on his heart, which the coroner believed had developed months before and indicated heart disease.”
The panels consist of a retired judge, a physician and a lawyer who listen to evidence in private. The panel decision is not binding and plaintiffs may still seek a jury trial. Clinic Advisor wrote concerning this particular case, “In the Landry case, a medical malpractice panel unanimously sided with the physician in 2009. Despite this decision, the jury ruled in favor of Landry’s parents and awarded them $1.5 million.”
My partner Mark Abramson and I published an article on medical panels some time ago, for more information, please click here.
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