House Majority Leader Comments on Veto of Early Offer Bill

CONCORD – House Majority Leader Pete Silva (R-Nashua) today offered the following comment in response to news that Governor Lynch vetoed Senate Bill 406, which would create an expedited process for those seeking malpractice claims. The bill was strongly supported by the New Hampshire Medical Association.

House Majority Leader Pete Silva

“Senate Bill 406 would make New Hampshire the first state in the nation to give citizens the right to take an early offer of settlement and avoid the extra time required for trials. Early offer alternatives give patients the option to streamline the judicial process if they so choose, which could help lower the costs of healthcare, save valuable time, and avoid bogging down the court system. It also would give another option to those citizens who are unable to litigate or who are forced to wait for years to do so. It’s disappointing the Governor wants to take this option away from our citizens.”