Kevin F. Dugan of Counsel

Kevin Dugan was born in Kingston, New York on October 30, 1959 and grew up in Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1981 and received his Juris Doctorate from Stetson College of Law in 1985. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1985 and was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 1986. In 1987, he was admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and United States Supreme Court in 1990. In 1990, Mr. Dugan was admitted to practice in the State Courts of New Hampshire and in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Kevin Dugan has been practicing law since 1985 and concentrates his practice on medical malpractice, legal malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death claims. Mr. Dugan frequently acts as co-counsel on the Florida medical malpractice claims.

Mr. Dugan’s professional appointments, honors and offices held include the following:

Professional Appointments and offices held

The New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association

Past president
Board of Governors
Secretary, 1996-1997
Treasurer, 1997-1998
President-Elect, 1998-1999

Continuing Legal Education Committee
Chairman

American Association for Justice
Sustaining Member

Birth Trauma Litigation Group

Member

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice 
Members

Manchester (NH) Bar Association
Member

The Florida Bar
Member

Florida Justice Association
Member

Honors

New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governor’s Award 1997

Highest rating bestowed on attorneys in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, (a publication which independently rates lawyers on the basis of their peers’ opinions)

New Hampshire’s Top Attorneys in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Law by New Hampshire Magazine 2005-2007

Best Lawyers in America in Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation 2005-2008

Selected for the Millennium Edition of Who’s Who in American Law

Selected for the 2001 Edition of Who’s Who in America

One of New England’s Super Lawyers in 2007

Kevin has served on the faculty of the following continuing education seminars:

17th Annual Conference of the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire

Litigating the Birth Trauma Case in New Hampshire (National Business Institute)

The Paralegal’s Role in Medical Malpractice Cases (Paralegal Association of New Hampshire)

15th Annual Symposium on Hemochromatosis: Legal Aspects of Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload Diseases Association)

A Day with the Stars (NHTLA)

The Trial Lawyers Workhorse Seminar (NHTLA)

Practical Skills Seminar (NHBA)

People’s Law School (NHTLA)

Remedies Seminar (NHBA)

Publications

Medical Expense Discounts and the Collateral Source Rule, (Co-author) 22 TBN 89 Spring, 2000

Parental Consortium in Non-Death Cases, (Co-author) 21 TBN 161 Fall, 1999

MO Liability Part III: Return of the Plaintiffs, (Co-author) 21 TBN 67  Spring, 1999

Fear of Future Harm in Medical Malpractice Cases, (Co-author) 20 TBN 132 Fall, 1998

HMO Liability: Building Corporate Profits at the Expense of Patient Care, (Co-author) 19 TBN 144 Winter, 1997

HMO Liability Part II: ERISA Preemption . . . And the Saga of Corporate Greed Continues, (Co-author) 19 TBN 44 Summer, 1997

The Law of Nursing Malpractice, (Co-author) 18 TBN 7 Spring, 1996

Recent Developments in Hospital Liability, (Co-author) 16 TBN 129 Fall, 1994

Kevin has co-authored a number of journal articles including:

Inadmissibility of Helmet Nonuse under New Hampshire Law,” 33 TBN 85 Spring 2011

“Broad Based Senate Bill for “Tort Reform” Deemed Inexpedient to Legislate Consistent with National Trends,” 32 TBN 121 Summer 2010

“Expanding the DeBenedetto Disclosure Requirement in Multi-Defendant Civil Cases,” 32 TBN 61 Spring 2010

“Medical Liability in New Hampshire for Physician Assistant Negligence,” 32 TBN 9 Winter 2010

“Case Spotlight: Strict Enforcement of DeBenedetto Disclosure Deadlines,” 31 TBN 189 Fall 2009

“Maximizing Medical Malpractice Screening Panels Through the Use of Screening Panel Testimony at Trial,” 31 TBN 129 Summer 2009

“Negligent Discharge of an Involuntarily Admitted Patient: Third Party’s Cause of Action for Harm Caused by Prematurely Released Patient,” 31 TBN 69 Spring 2009

“Broken Promises: Data Shows New Hampshire’s Medical Malpractice Screening Panels Are Not Leading to Early Resolution and Cost Savings,” 30 TBN 167 Fall 2008

“UPDATE: Application of the Collateral Source Rule to Written Off or Reduced Medical Expenses,” 30 TBN 71 Spring 2008

“Medical Malpractice Claims Against Public Health Services and Federally Funded Community Health Center Physicians: practical problems and potential pitfalls to be aware of,” 30 TBN 17 Winter 2008
“Application of the Collateral Source Rule to Medical Expenses Written Off in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Cases,” 29 TBN 177 Fall 2007

“Medicaid Lien Repayment in Medical Malpractice Cases After Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services v. Ahlborn,” 29 TBN 5 Winter 2007

“Pure Referral Fees: Insuring Client Confidence in Complex Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases,” 28 TBN 106 Spring 2006

“Medicaid Liens and Medicare Liens in New Hampshire Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Litigation,” 28 TBN 5 Winter 2006

Dispelling the Myths of the Medical Malpractice Crisis and Vindicating the Victims of Medical Malpractice Through Attorney Conducted Voir Dire,” 27 TBN 157
Fall 2005

“New Hampshire’s Medical Malpractice Screening Panel Statute: Constitutional Considerations,” 27 TBN 102 Summer 2005

“Protecting Privilege and Precluding Bad Doctors from the “Bad Genes” Defense: The Non-Discoverable Nature of Medical Records of Related Third Parties in Medical Malpractice Cases,” 27 TBN 61 Spring 2005

“Vicarious Liability in Action: Holding a Hospital Liable for the Malpractice of its Independent Anesthesiology Group,” 26 TBN 110 Summer 2004

“Holding Hospitals Liable for the Malpractice of Independent Contractor Physicians,” 26 TBN 162 Fall 2004

“Res Ipsa Loquitur and Medical Malpractice,” 26 TBN 114 (Summer, 2003); “HMO Liability IV: Protecting the Patient and Preserving States’ Rights,” 25 TBN 64 Spring 2003

“Overcoming the Quality Assurance Privilege in New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Claims,” 23 TBN 172 Fall 2001

“Handling the Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Malpractice Case,” 23 TBN 65 Spring 2001

“Birth Injury and Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Claims,” 23 TBN 13 Winter, 2001

“Parental Consortium in Non-Death Cases,” 21 TBN 161 Fall 1999

“HMO Liability Part III: Return of the Plaintiffs,” 21 TBN 67 Spring 1999

“Fear of Future Harm in Medical Malpractice Cases,” 20 TBN 132 Fall 1998

“HMO Liability: Building Corporate Profits at the Expense of Patient Care,” 19 TBN 144 Winter 1997

“HMO Liability Part II: ERISA Preemption… And the Saga of Corporate Greed Continues,” 19 TBN 44 Summer 1997

“The Law of Nursing Malpractice,” 18 TBN 7 Spring 1996

“Recent Developments in Hospital Liability,” 16 TBN 129 Fall 1994