NH Governor Vetoes “Early Offer” Legislation

Noting that it doesn’t protect the consumer, NH Governor John Lynch has vetoed the controversial “early offer” legislation intended to block New Hampshire medical malpractice lawsuits.
“While this legislation is well intentioned, I do not believe that it sufficiently and fairly balances the interests of the general public with the interests of medical providers in expeditiously resolving medical injury claims,” Lynch wrote in his veto message.

“SB 406, as presented to me, lacks certain fundamental safeguards that are necessary to protect injured patients.”
Governor Lynch pinpointed why we’ve fought this legislation from the outset. It’s bad for consumers and doesn’t allow them proper access to the civil justice system.