House Leaders Comment on Early Offer Bill

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and House Majority Leader Pete Silva (R-Nashua) released the following statement on the passage of the committee of conference report on Senate Bill 406, which establishes an early offer alternative in medical injury claims. SB 406 passed the House 220 to 141.

House Speaker William O’Brien

“Senate Bill 406 will create an expedited process for malpractice victims by streamlining the process. It also is strongly supported by the New Hampshire Medical Association. Early offer alternatives are one good step toward lowering the costs of healthcare.”

House Majority Leader Pete Silva

“This will make New Hampshire the first in the nation to give citizens the right to take an early offer of settlement and avoid the extra time required for trials. This will reduce medical costs and give another option to those citizens who are unable to litigate or who are forced to wait for years to do so.”