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More than one out of five patients with serious health conditions in the U.S. are misdiagnosed, according to new research. The Washington Post featured an article about the study conducted by the Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic , which raises serious concerns about the impact of diagnostic errors. The researchers looked at the cases of nearly 300 patients who came to the Mayo Clinic after having received an initial diagnosis elsewhere from primary care physicians, physician assistants,... More
PORTLAND, Maine, April 7, 2017 — The Berman & Simmons law firm released a statement today on behalf of Justin Perry of Steep Falls, regarding the indictment of Philip Macri for manslaughter in the death of Perry’s wife. Rebecca Perry, 38, was killed in a car crash in Windham on Dec. 1 . Justin and Rebecca’s daughter, 15-year-old Gretchen Perry, was seriously injured. According to police, Macri had cocaine in his system and was speeding... More
The lawyers from Berman & Simmons once again played key roles in the Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. More than 100 lawyers attended the daylong event on March 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport. Jodi Nofsinger organized the event, along with Celine Boyle of Shaheen & Gordon. Michael Bigos was selected as president-elect for the MTLA. He will serve a one-year term beginning in March 2018. Bigos... More
Berman & Simmons was a proud corporate sponsor of “Fill the Plate Breakfast” benefitting Meals on Wheels of SeniorsPlus . The event was held on Friday March 31 at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch in Auburn. The breakfast featured Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills, and former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Mark W. Eves, who was honored with the Ikaria Award for singular and outstanding contributions toward improving the lives of older... More
A medical device manufacturer based in Pennsylvania faces a federal lawsuit alleging it knew the dangers posed by its implantable blood clot filters, but sold the devices anyway. The family of Keith A. Waters of North Carolina claims he died because one of the metal filters broke apart and lodged in his heart and lungs. They are suing B. Braun Medical Inc. and subsidiary Aesculap Implant Systems. The lawsuit was filed Friday, March 31, in... More
Berman & Simmons is excited to host a reception this week for students, staff, and faculty from the University of Maine School of Law in Portland. The reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the firm’s office at 85 Exchange St. This social event will provide an opportunity for Maine Law students to learn about the culture and people at Berman & Simmons, as well as the firm’s summer associate... More
Jodi Nofsinger , an attorney at Berman & Simmons, will give a presentation with Nicole Maines and her father, Dr. Wayne Maines, to law students and the public at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland on Friday, March 24. The talk will be held from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. in the law school’s moot courtroom. Nicole Maines has earned a national reputation for fighting for the rights of transgender students in Maine... More
The City of Lewiston is taking steps to improve pedestrian safety in the aftermath of several fatal accidents in recent years, including the death of 13-year-old Jayden Cho-Sargent. Jayden was struck in a crosswalk while walking to school on Nov. 3. A pedestrian safety report, compiled by City Council President Kristen Cloutier, state Sen. Nate Libby, and School Committee Chairwoman Linda Scott, was presented to the City Council this week. The report identifies problem intersections... More
Steven Silin, Berman & Simmons
The Berman & Simmons law firm has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Philip Macri arising out of a Dec. 1 crash in Windham, Maine, that killed Rebecca Perry and seriously injured her 15-year-old daughter. Attorney Steven Silin filed the civil complaint Feb. 8 at Cumberland County Superior Court on behalf of Rebecca’s husband, Justin Perry of Steep Falls. Several media outlets have reported on this legal action. Click on the links to read or... More
Michael Bigos, Berman & Simmons
Michael Bigos , an attorney at Berman & Simmons, gave a presentation to students today at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland. Bigos is a 2003 graduate of the law school. His presentation, titled “Jury Presentations: Planning to Win,” explained the importance of framing a case, trial choreography, storytelling, exhibits, and focus groups for winning a case. Attorney Bigos handles complex personal injury cases, many with difficult liability, multiple defendants, and expert... More