Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Patient Safety News: Johnson & Johnson to Pay $4.69 Billion in Talcum Power Case

    According to a New York Times article, a Missouri jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products.

    Berman & Simmons is handling dangerous drug and medical device claims involving women who have developed ovarian cancer after use of products containing talc.

  • Patient Safety News: Cook Medical to Pay $1.2 Million in IVC Filter Lawsuit Verdict

    A Texas jury ruled that Cook Medical, the maker of the Celect inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, must pay plaintiff Jeffrey Pavlock $1.2 million in damages for serious injuries he suffered from the device and for failure to warn about its risks as a Texas jury found in May 2018.

    Berman & Simmons is handling dangerous drug and medical device claims involving IVC filters.If you’ve sustained injuries from an IVC filter, contact us as soon as possible.

  • Understanding Mass Tort Cases: FAQs

    Have you been harmed by a dangerous drug or medical device? Unfortunately, when companies take shortcuts and fail to put safety first, consumers suffer the consequences.Mass tort cases are brought against manufacturers of dangerous drugs and medical devices for widespread wrongdoing. This article provides answers to some of the most common questions we receive about mass tort cases.

  • Patient Safety News: Bard to Pay $3.6 Million in First IVC Filter Trial

    C.R. Bard, maker of the inferior vena cava (IVC) filter G2, will pay plaintiff Sherr-Una Booker $3.6 million for injuries she suffered from the device and for failure to warn about its dangers.Berman and Simmons has an experienced team of lawyers who focus on representing victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices, including IVC filters.

  • 3 Inspiring Advances in Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

    A car accident, sudden fall, or traumatic blow to the spine can fracture or dislocate vertebrae causing significant pain and permanent injury With further advancements in modern medicine and knowledge of these life-altering issues, patients with severe spinal cord injuries are making miraculous recoveries. Here are some examples of the recent advancements in spinal cord injury treatment:

  • What If I Get Hurt By A Driver With Insufficient Insurance (Or None At All!)?

    In Maine, the minimum uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage is $50,000 per person or $100,000 per accident, which is equal to the minimum mandatory liability coverage. However, if you are seriously injured in a car accident by someone with minimum coverage — or worse yet, no coverage at all — it will be very difficult for you to cover property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and other short term and long term expenses from your crash.In this article, we examine the risks posed by underinsured and uninsured motorists and specific steps you can take to make sure you are protected.If you were seriously injured in a car crash by and underinsured or uninsured driver, contact Berman & Simmons, Maine’s leading personal injury law firm.

  • Personal Injury Damages: What Can I Recover?

    If you’re thinking about filing a personal injury claim, you’re probably wondering how much money you might be able to recover. If your claim is valid, there are many factors you and your lawyer will be considering to arrive at a reasonable estimate, but it’s important for you to first understand the types of damages for which you might be eligible.

  • Patient Safety News: $247 million verdict for plaintiffs harmed by hip implant

    Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit are to pay $247 million to six patients who have suffered from defective Pinnacle hip implants. The company faces over 9,700 similar lawsuits across America for the defective product after taking it off the market in 2013 because of new regulations set by the FDA.If you have suffered complications because of a hip implant, contact Berman & Simmons, the leading law firm in Maine for people who have been harmed by dangerous and defective medical implants and devices.

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