Before I hired a New Hampshire divorce attorney to represent me in what I knew would be a very contentious divorce, I interviewed 4 other law firms. After a personal meeting with Anna, I knew I had the right lawyer. Anna listened and understood my situation. She explained in very explicit language what I could expect and the time and expense it would take to win my case. She fulfilled her duties while winning my case. I was very happy with her professionalism and hired her a second time just recently to represent me on another matter. It was similarly successful and I would not hesitate to use Anna’s services again. I highly recommend her.
The New Hampshire personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, PLLC are honored to have been selected a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. Rankings for this recognition “are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.”
Experienced New Hampshire Personal Injury Attorneys
Attorneys Maureen Raiche Manning and Anna Goulet Zimmerman have a combined 50 years of experience representing those who have been injured through no fault of their own. They are joined in the practice of law by associate attorney Michaila Oliveira who handles divorce and family law cases at the firm.
There are no up-front costs for our services. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that we are only paid for our services if we successfully recover damages from the responsible party. For a free consultation, call (603) 239-2315, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the “contact us” form or chat feature on our website.
Patient Safety: Deadly Mistakes in the American Health Care System
If your doctor wants to admit you to a hospital for a needed medical procedure, would you refuse? Probably not. But consider this: a study published by the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that at least 210,000 hospital patients die each year from preventable medical errors, roughly equivalent to 365 jumbo jet disasters! That puts medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. Refusing care is not an option for most people, but the NH medical injury attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, PLLC believe you should know how patient safety can help you survive a hospital stay.
NH Medical Injury Attorneys: Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Medical Errors
According to the NH medical injury attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, botched surgeries, preventable infections, improper medications and misdiagnosis are far more common occurrences in our nation’s 6,000 hospitals than most people think. The bombshell dropped in 1999 with To Err Is Human, a report from the Institute of Medicine that estimated that between 44,000 and 98,000 people die each year as a result of medical errors.
Subsequent studies validated the Institute’s report, including a 2010 review by the Office of Inspector General that pegged annual preventable deaths among Medicare patients at 15,000 per month or 180,000 per year. Another 1.5 million people are injured, according to estimates published the same year from the Society of Actuaries. And in the Journal of Patient Safety report cited at the beginning of this article, it was estimated that the death toll is probably much higher, between 210,000 and 440,000 per year. Aside from the staggering level of human suffering, medical mistakes are costing Americans between $735 billion and $980 billion annually, according to an analysis presented in the Journal of Health Care Finance.
So while providers and policymakers debate how to address the “epidemic of patient harm in hospitals” as reported in Patient Safety, what can you do to protect yourself and those you love from health care errors? Plenty, according to the Joint Commission.
Start with Awareness and a Willingness to SPEAK UP:
- Speak up, ask questions, and ask again if you don’t understand. Know what to expect before and after a procedure, and if something changes, ask why.
- Pay attention and get the right treatments and medications from the right people; don’t assume anything.
- Educate yourself about your medical history: diagnosis, medical tests and treatment plan.
- Ask an assertive, informed family member to be there as your advocate to ask tough questions if you can’t.
- Know what medications you take and why. Bring a list that includes supplements and allergies.
- Use a hospital that has undergone rigorous on-site evaluation. Visit Medicare’s Hospital Compare, the Joint Commission’s Quality Check, and Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score.
- Participate aggressively in your treatment. Ask doctors and nurses to wash their hands before touching you; check ID bracelets before treatments and medication; and label a procedure site with a permanent marker.
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Attorney Anna Zimmerman: President of New Hampshire Association for Justice
The Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, PLLC is proud to announce that Attorney Anna Zimmerman was installed as President of the New Hampshire Association for Justice (NHAJ) before a full house at the association’s 39th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 23rd at the Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester.
About the NH Association for Justice
The NHAJ is a statewide professional association of trial attorneys working to protect constitutional rights and to ensure that people have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system when they have been harmed by the acts of others. NHAJ is dedicated to keeping the scales of justice in balance, ensuring a voice for consumers, protecting access to the courts, and helping its members obtain justice for their clients. Attorney Zimmerman’s law partner, Attorney Maureen Raiche Manning, served as President of NHAJ from 2011-2012.
About Attorney Anna Zimmerman
Attorney Anna Zimmerman focuses her practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and family law/divorce matters. She recognizes that people are coming to her at one of the most difficult times in their lives, when they need an expert and caring professional to assist them through the process to protect their rights and interests. After law school, Anna joined a Texas law firm and focused her practice on personal injury litigation until returning to New England in 2007. During her years in Texas, Anna handled complex personal injury cases involving death, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, and sexual assaults.
Anna has also gained a great deal of experience in military matters, having practiced near Fort Hood in Texas. Anna has put this experience to use in family law cases where one or more of the parties is, or was, a member of the military. Anna is the author of “Divorce in the Trenches,” a guide to military divorces, published in the Bar Journal of the New Hampshire Bar Association.
If you would like to speak with Attorney Zimmerman regarding your matter, call the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, PLLC today at (603) 624-7200 or by email to email@example.com.
Attorney Anna Zimmerman, partner with the Manchester Law Office of Manning and Zimmerman, is the 2015 recipient of the Board of Governors Award from the NH Association for Justice, a statewide professional association of trial attorneys. Attorney Zimmerman was presented the award at the association’s annual meeting and awards dinner on June 26th in Portsmouth.
“I am greatly honored to have been recognized by my professional colleagues,” said Attorney Zimmerman, who is also the 2014 recipient of the association’s President’s Award and it’s president-elect. “I am very proud to belong to an association that works to protect constitutional rights and to make sure that all our citizens have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system when they have been harmed by the acts of others.”
The Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, located at 87 Middle Street in Manchester, NH, handles cases involving all personal injuries, workers’ compensation, medical negligence, family law/divorce matters, and Social Security disability. Attorney Anna Zimmerman is joined in the practice of law by her partner, attorney Maureen Raiche Manning, associate attorney Dan McKenna, and of-counsel attorney and UNH Law Professor Emerita Ellen Musinsky.
In addition to the New Hampshire Association for Justice, Attorney Zimmerman is a member of the Manchester Bar Association, New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, and the Zonta Club of Concord. Attorney Zimmerman, who lives with her family in Amherst, NH, is the author of the definitive military divorce guide, Divorce in the Trenches.