Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Maine Inmate Leads Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Lifesaving Hepatitis C Treatment to Hundreds of Prisoners

    A Maine State Prison inmate is leading a class action lawsuit to ensure all prisoners in the state system with Hepatitis C Virus (“HCV”) have access to life-saving medication. Mathiew Loisel is the lead plaintiff in the case against, among others, the Maine Department of Corrections (DOC), and Wellpath LLC, a private company that contracts with the State of Maine […]

  • Berman & Simmons Earns Chambers USA Honors

    Berman & Simmons has again been ranked by Chambers USA as the best law firm in Maine for the representation of plaintiffs. Five Berman & Simmons attorneys received awards in 2019 as well: • Steven Silin and Julian Sweet are recognized as “Band 1” lawyers in medical malpractice and mainly plaintiff; • Jodi Nofsinger and Benjamin Gideon are recognized for […]

  • AAJ Honors Berman & Simmons Attorney Daniel Kagan with Prestigious Certificate of Recognition

    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has honored one of its governors, Berman & Simmons attorney Daniel Kagan, with a Certificate of Recognition for 2019. The AAJ Certificate of Recognition acknowledges AAJ members for their outstanding service to the organization. Just ten of the organization’s 56,000 members received this distinction. The AAJ’s mission is to promote a fair and effective […]

  • Berman & Simmons Secures $750,000 Settlement for Pedestrian Brain Injury Victim

    A $750,000 settlement was awarded to a woman injured in a bicycle accident. The victim was crossing an intersection in downtown Camden, Maine when she was struck by a bicycle rider who had been riding dangerously, weaving through traffic and failed to yield the right of way. The victim suffered a skull fracture, traumatic brain injury, memory problems, and other […]

  • Berman & Simmons Represents Arundel Dairy Farmers in First Maine Case Involving PFAS Contamination

    Berman & Simmons represents Fred and Laura Stone and Stoneridge Farm in claims relating to the contamination of their Arundel dairy farm with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals. Stoneridge Farm has been operated as a family-owned dairy farm for more than 100 years. Recent testing revealed high levels of PFOS and PFOA (specific types of PFAS chemicals) in the drinking […]

  • Attorney Benjamin Gideon Becomes Second Lawyer In Maine To Be Admitted To The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Berman & Simmons attorney Benjamin Gideon has been admitted to the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only, national organization of plaintiff attorneys.  The Inner Circle limits its membership to no more than 100 of the top plaintiff trial lawyers in the nation.  Attorney Gideon is only the second lawyer in Maine history to be invited to join this group. Membership […]

  • Military Veteran Awarded $150,000 for a Neck Injury Stemming from Car Crash

    AUBURN, Maine, April 16, 2019- An Androscoggin County jury awarded $150,000 in damages to Coleen Elias, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, two and a half years after she suffered a neck injury in a car collision. In November 2016, Elias was driving to work in Auburn after dropping her children at daycare when her car was struck by another driver […]

  • Maine Supreme Court Upholds $2 Million Jury Award

    A jury in Bangor today awarded $2 million to a Penobscot County man in a medical malpractice case against Eastern Maine Medical Center and a hand surgeon. The verdict in favor of Robbie Nason, 49, of Greenbush, concluded a weeklong civil trial at Penobscot County Superior Court.

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Susan Faunce Appointed to the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

    Berman and Simmons attorney Susan Faunce has been appointed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine to serve on the Local Rules Advisory Committee, effective March 1. Chief District Judge Jon D. Levy made the announcement. The Local Rules Advisory Committee studies the rules of practice and makes recommendations to the Court concerning its rules and procedures […]

  • Berman and Simmons Attorney Mike Bigos Presents at National Trial Lawyers Meeting

    Berman and Simmons attorney Mike Bigos presented a legislative and political update to the Council of Presidents of state trial lawyer associations from across the country. The meeting was held at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) winter convention in Miami, Florida. Bigos discussed the recent election results, including a pro-civil justice Governor and majority in the State Senate. He […]