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.

Personal Injury

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.

Medical Malpractice

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.


For additional information, contact Peter Anderson, chair of the firm's Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Practice Group.