Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Berman & Simmons: No To Racism

    Berman & Simmons denounces racism, oppression, and hate in all its forms. We acknowledge the historic and current injustices that impact communities of color. Black people, Indigenous peoples, and people of color in Maine, and across the country, deserve to live with dignity, with their civil and human rights protected, and without fear for their safety. We join others in […]

  • COVID-19 Exposure at a Veterans Home: Can I Bring a Case?

    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt in every corner of the country and among people of all ages and walks of life. However, certain groups are more at risk―and see more sickness and death―than others. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to the ravages of the virus, and older Americans who live in the close quarters of nursing […]

  • 10 Ways to Support Essential Workers, Local Businesses and Those in Need During COVID-19

    With the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Mainers are facing troubling and uncertain times. The first positive test result was reported on March 12th.  As of today, April 16th, we have 633 confirmed cases in the state―spanning 15 of our 16 counties―and sadly, 19 deaths.  The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. is gut-wrenching at 644,188 and […]

  • If My Loved One Dies or Becomes Critically Ill from the Coronavirus, Can I Bring a Lawsuit?

    On April 6, 2020, the estate of a deceased man, Toney Evans, sued Walmart in state court in Illinois, alleging that Walmart was responsible for Mr. Evans’ death. Mr. Evans, a Walmart employee, died on March 25 from coronavirus. The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Evans contracted coronavirus from other Walmart employees. Tragically, over 18,000 Americans have already died from coronavirus. […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Hope Rubito

    In 8th grade, Hope Rubito was in a very dark place. Having moved from Gray to Lewiston a few years earlier, she was a victim of constant physical and verbal abuse at school and cyberbullying online. The torment was so great that at age 13 she attempted suicide and would’ve succeeded if a teacher hadn’t notified her parents about her […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Isla Wilson

    Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, a sustainable coastal farm in Freeport, ME, is the place where Isla Wilson first started working with animals. As a young child, Isla’s family would visit Maine on the weekends from Boston and find themselves spending time at the farm. There, Isla learned how to care for the animals and milk the […]

  • What COVID-19 Means for Your Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Claim

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life for many of us here in Maine.  The court system is not immune to these changes.  The state and federal courts in Maine have taken dramatic steps to fight the pandemic with physical distancing measures, issuing a series of emergency orders that have temporarily changed the rules and procedures that govern civil claims […]

  • COVID-19 Update

    The spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on people’s lives in our communities and throughout the world. At Berman & Simmons, we are taking this evolving situation very seriously. We’re carefully monitoring the news in Maine and around the U.S. and being proactive in our efforts to stay on top of the COVID-19 crisis. As […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Zamzam Elmoge

    Berman & Simmons is proud to honor Zamzam Elmoge as one of our firm’s inaugural Youth Leader Award recipients.   Zamzam has known her future lies in film since she was a child, but didn’t know how until after her first summer attending Seeds of Peace, a camp in Maine aimed at teaching children from different backgrounds leadership skills. It […]

  • Patient Safety News: FDA Halts the Sale of Surgical Mesh

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast, the producers of surgical mesh, to stop selling and distributing its products made for treating pelvic organ prolapse (POP) immediately. This decision was reached after thousands of patients filed suit against the companies, blaming the product for painful and often permanent complications, many requiring further surgery. They include […]

Berman & Simmons: No To Racism