Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice

McLane Middleton is a leader in New Hampshire in handling serious claims for personal injury or wrongful death suffered by our clients. In an age of more complicated machinery, dangerous and defective products, and high-speed transportation the reality is that any of us may suffer a personal injury, perhaps even a severe injury, due to no fault of our own. For decades we have worked diligently to obtain fair and just compensation for individuals from all walks of life that have been hurt in accidents.

McLane Middleton attorneys are rated among the finest trial attorneys in New England. We evaluate, prepare and advocate your personal injury claim. Most personal injury claims involve recovering funds to pay for medical bills and expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering damages, as well as any permanent disabilities or emotional or psychological injuries. We effectively negotiate settlements. However, when cases do not settle prior to trial our skilled trial attorneys will aggressively and effectively present your case in court. Because we are a full-service law firm, we can provide the precise expertise and professional background suited to your case.

The types of personal injury cases we handle include:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Head injury
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Defective products
  • Construction accidents
  • Hazardous waste and environmental litigation
  • Boating and aviation accidents
  • Injuries to children
  • Civil rights cases
  • Insurance claims
  • Job-related injuries
  • Toxic torts

Your initial consultation with the firm is normally at no cost. Cases are most often handled on a contingent fee basis, which means our fee is based on a percentage of the recovery we achieve for you and is paid from the funds recovered in a settlement or court.


For over 30 years McLane Middleton has been seen as a leader among New Hampshire attorneys in handling and successfully trying claims of medical negligence. McLane Middleton attorneys have tried many medical negligence cases to verdict and resolved many more by means of settlement. Many of our clients have received verdicts or settlements of multiple millions of dollars.

All of our medical malpractice attorneys are listed in Best Lawyers in America® and are recognized throughout New England as leaders in this field. We have the economic, professional, and technological resources to successfully litigate the most difficult cases. No better measure of our reputation and expertise is the fact that many lawyers from outside the firm refer to us clients who have suffered catastrophic medical injuries.

Medical malpractice cases are challenging and hard fought. The legal requirements for an injured person to prevail are demanding and require testimony from experts on every element of a claim. We have the resources and experience to locate and engage preeminent medical experts, vigorously litigate a case through discovery and trial, and maximize the chances for a favorable recovery by verdict or settlement.

We have experience handling a broad array of medical malpractice cases, including the following issues:

Cancer - Failure to timely diagnose or treat lung, bowel, breast, colon and skin cancer.

Obstetrics - Failure to diagnose and treat conditions leading to cerebral palsy, including fetal distress, gestational diabetes, uterine rupture, abnormal labor, chorioamnionitis, and meconium aspiration.

Nursing Home and Hospital Care - Failure to provide adequate nursing and other care.

Internal Medicine and Family Medicine - Failure to diagnose and treat developing life threatening conditions, such as heart attack, cancer, intestinal blockage or torsion, blood disorders, and heart disease.

Radiology - Failure to interpret correctly X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and other studies.

Pathology - Failure to interpret histology and other studies.

Surgery - Failure to properly perform surgery and failure to diagnose and treat post-operative infections.

Emergency Medicine - Failure to diagnose and treat developing life threatening conditions, such as trauma, brain injury, infectious disease, heart attack, and cancer.

Orthopedic - Failure to properly perform surgery, including joint replacement, arthroscopic, and other surgeries.

Psychiatry - Failure to protect patient from the risk of suicide.

Anesthesiology - Failure to properly intubate or extubate.

Urology - Failure to protect the patient from injury to the ureters and bladder.

We handle medical malpractice cases on a contingent fee basis, which means our fee is based on a percentage of the recovery we achieve for you and is paid from the funds recovered in a settlement or court verdict.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

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Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.