On April 17, 2019, Attorney Peter Webb of Winer & Bennett testified before the Judicial Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. His testimony was in support of pending legislation to simplify the law governing the admission of medical records and bills at trial in cases with medical bills of $25,000.00 or less. Presently, it is required that an injured party have the treating physician testify at trial, even if it is clear from the providers’ medical records and associated bills that the medical care and expense are from the event at issue. He urged the Committee to pass the bill on four grounds:
1) The streamlined procedure for admission of medical evidence has worked successfully for at least 40 years at the New Hampshire Department of Labor’s hearings on work injuries
2) Care providers are spared the disruption of having to provide testimony where the records speak for themselves
3) Modest injury cases are spared an expense that today often makes them economically impractical
4) The judicial process at trial is less time-consuming
If you, or a loved one, has been in an accident and are in need of proper, experienced legal representation, contact the personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at Winer & Bennett.
Attorney Peter G. Webb practices Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Family Law & Divorce at Winer & Bennett, LLP.