Format: 2017-04

A new bill in Congress would allow the federal government to limit the compensation a jury can award to patients harmed by serious medical errors. H.R. 1215 would benefit large corporations, while taking rights away from regular Maine people.

We believe local juries — not Washington lobbyists or politicians — should decide what compensation is fair for injured Mainers.

Here are nine great reasons to stand up against H.R. 1215.

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Use this contact information to write a letter, make a phone call, or send an email to your U.S. Representatives and Senators from Maine. Tell them you oppose H.R. 1215, which has been deceptively named the “Protecting Access to Care Act,” and urge them to oppose it, too.

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Do you think you may have been harmed by a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider in Maine? Want to speak with a lawyer but don’t know where to start?

Let us put your mind at ease. Working with one of our medical malpractice lawyers is simpler and easier than most people think.

In part 1 of our “Hiring a Medical Malpractice Lawyer” series, we’ll look at the common emotions people experience when they contact us. We’ll discuss what you can expect from our attorneys and support staff. And we’ll walk you through the process of how we determine whether or not you have a case.

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When winter driving accidents happen, especially when they involve large trucks, hundreds of people in Maine are injured and several are killed each year. But when you add in the hazards of winter driving in Maine — from snowy and icy roadways to sudden wind gusts and icy debris flying from roofs — the risks go way up.

In this blog post we take a look at the hazards posed by commercial trucks in the winter in Maine. We explore some ways to keep your family safe, and give you advice on what to do if you’ve been hurt in accident involving a truck.

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On any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one hospital-acquired infection. They are caused by viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, and are easily transmitted in the air, by people, and on equipment.

In this blog post, we explore some of the ways you and your family can prevent hospital-acquired infections. We also give you some advice on how to protect your rights and take legal action if one happens to you.

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With thousands of sleds expected on the trails again this season, public safety officials are reminding people about the risks of snowmobiling. Excessive speed, poor maintenance, and operating under the influence (OUI) are just some of the factors that cause dozens of injuries and deaths of snowmobile riders in Maine each year.

In this blog post, we take a look at some of the ways you can stay safe on Maine’s snowmobile trails. We also give you some advice on how to protect your rights and take legal action if you are involved in a snowmobile accident.

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The goal of our blog is to provide informative, personal-injury related articles that matter to you. If there is a timely legal topic in the news, we'll give you our perspective. If there is an important consumer recall, we'll let you know. Along with our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, you’ll be able to access real-time information and also learn more about our lawyers, our work, and why we’re proud to be recognized as Maine’s best personal injury law firm.

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