Jonathan A. Lax

As a civil litigator and member of Devine Millimet's healthcare practice, Devine Health, I specialize in the defense of medical malpractice claims on behalf of individual doctors, nurses, hospitals, and provider practice groups. I have represented medical professionals at trial, in mediation, and in medical malpractice screening panel hearings. In addition to litigated disputes, I have also represented and provided counsel to doctors, nurses, and social workers in connection with investigations by state licensing agencies and in disputes with institutions over privileges and credentials. My practice relies heavily on working with medical experts in a variety of specialties. I am fascinated with the practice of medicine and the technology used by medical care providers, and I have tremendous respect for those providers. 

I am adept at using technology to help manage complex, document-intensive cases. Before starting to focus on health care law and litigation I managed such cases for Fortune 500 and smaller companies litigating construction, product liability, patent infringement, and environmental insurance coverage disputes in both state and federal court.

I have authored articles on defending claims for anesthesia awareness, privacy rights, and pharma's access to prescriber information, and getting scientific and expert testimony admitted into evidence.

I live with my two children in Concord, New Hampshire, where I moved from Boston to be closer to opportunities to uphill hike, downhill ski, and fly fish in both fresh and saltwater. I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and continue to be an avid Michigan sports fan.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a defendant’s verdict for an anesthesiologist following a jury trial in which the plaintiffs alleged anesthesia awareness.
  • Obtained a defendant’s verdict for an Ob/Gyn following a jury trial in which the plaintiff alleged mismanagement of pregnancy resulted in cesarean delivery and negligent post-operative wound care.
  • Obtained a defendant’s verdict for a hospital and a CT Technician following a jury trial in which the plaintiff alleged improper use of a power-injector caused an extravasation injury.
  • Succeeded in getting numerous lawsuits brought by incarcerated plaintiffs against prison and jail medical personnel dismissed.
  • I have negotiated a number of settlements with New Hampshire licensing authorities which enabled my clients to continue practicing within their specialties.

Representative Clients

  • Obstetricians
  • Anesthesiologists
  • General Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Insureds with policies issued by Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine
  • Insureds with policies issued by Coverys
  • Insured with policies issued by The Medical Protective Company

Publications

Community Involvement

  • Granite State Music Festival, Former Vice President
  • University of Michigan Club of New Hampshire, Former President & Current Board Member


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            Services & Industries

            Healthcare - Devine Health

            Hospitals

            Physician Practices

            Litigation & Dispute Resolution

            Bar Admissions

            Massachusetts

            New Hampshire

            Vermont

            Education

            University of Michigan, JD, cum laude,1994

            Brown University, BA in Public Policy and American Institutions, 1992

            Awards & Affiliations

            New England Super Lawyers - Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney, 2013 - 2018

            Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Health Care Law since 2021