Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Serious Personal Injury Cases: Five Guiding Principles to Remember

    Suffering a serious personal injury because of another person’s negligence is a life-changing event. In addition to taking care of your health and well-being after a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, a lost limb, or a complex fracture, it is essential to make sure that your interests and rights are protected and preserved.

  • Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer: FAQs

    In the wake of serious injury caused by another person’s negligence, it is natural to feel overwhelmed and confused. Many people experience the same kinds of emotions and questions when trying to decide how to proceed.

  • Determining If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case

    The first thing for us is to determine, of course, is whether or not you have a valid claim. A bad result alone is not enough to establish negligence. This can take days, weeks, or even a period of months for more complex cases.

  • Rollover Accidents in Maine: Common Injuries and Resources

    In Maine and around the nation, rollover accidents are a persistent hazard on the roadways, killing and injuring thousands of people each year. The physical forces in these crashes are violent and extreme, and survivors often suffer serious injuries. This article gives statistical data and information about several common rollover accident injuries, including injuries to the spine, head and neck, and other sites. In addition, it lists support and resources for survivors to explore.

  • Patient Safety News: One third of drugs approved by FDA pose safety risks

    “To win FDA approval, medications must be shown to be safe and effective. But many pivotal clinical trials used for approval involve fewer than 1,000 patients with follow-up of six months or less, according to the study. Safety problems often crop up years later after therapies have been used by much larger numbers of patients.”

  • Hiring a Medical Malpractice Lawyer: FAQs

    Mainers have access to excellent hospitals and doctors. But just like in the rest of America, Maine’s healthcare system is far from perfect. Doctors may not spend enough time with patients, there may be communication breakdowns, and there is increasing pressure to cut costs. When providers fail to meet the legally required standards of care, patients can be seriously injured or killed.

  • Patient Safety News: Man killed by defective IVC filter, family claims in new lawsuit

    A Pennsylvania medical device manufacturer recently faced a federal lawsuit alleging it knew the dangers posed by its implantable blood clot filters, but sold the devices anyway. The family of a North Carolina man claims he died because one such device broke apart and lodged in his heart and lungs. The FDA has received reports of IVC filters causing complications including punctured organs and veins and even death.