Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • TRIAL WIN: Jury Awards $848,866 to Stonington Lobsterman for Hospital’s Negligence

    Eastern Maine Medical Center / Northern Light Health ordered to compensate Stephen Robbins for causing a “Never Event” A Penobscot County jury issued a $848,866.64 verdict today against Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) – Northern Light Health and Dr. Rafael Grossman for injuries caused to Stephen Robbins of Stonington as a result of the defendants’ negligent conduct. In May 2017, […]

  • Two Juries Return Big Verdicts for Plaintiffs

    The article “Two Juries Return Big Verdicts for Plaintiff” was published in the November 29, 2019 edition of Maine Lawyers Review. The first trial was in the matter of Brent Bouchard v. Justin Gowen and resulted in a verdict of $600,000 for compensatory damages. In this trial, Berman & Simmons Attorney Brennan represented Bouchard and was assisted by Attorney Timothy Kenlan. The second trial, in the matter of Patricia Akerson v. Cary Medical Center, resulted in a $1.2 million verdict for compensatory damages. Attorney Brennan represented Akerson and was assisted by Attorney Jodi Nofsinger.

  • Berman & Simmons Attorneys Present at the Maine State Bar Association Legal Year in Review

    Attorneys Alicia Curtis and James O’Connell were among the experienced legal faculty selected to present at the Maine State Bar Association’s (MSBA) Legal Year in Review, an annual educational forum for attorneys. Curtis and O’Connell addressed changes during 2019 that effected the areas of civil procedure and evidence and how those might impact attorneys, along with offering strategic suggestions for […]

  • TRIAL WIN: Berman & Simmons Attorney Travis Brennan Secures $1.2 Million Verdict in Medical Negligence Case

    Cary Medical Center ordered to compensate Patricia Akerson for painful, unnecessary injuries after failing to properly treat internal bleeding in her leg. An Aroostook County jury found Cary Medical Center staff failed to properly monitor and treat Patricia Akerson’s internal bleeding in her leg and awarded her $1.2 million in damages to compensate her for serious injuries to her leg, […]

  • Two Inspiring Maine Teens Honored with Inaugural Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Award

    A high school football player fighting domestic violence. A Somali teen working to combat the stigmas facing her peers. This is the work of Dominic Ferry of Naples and Zamzam Elmoge of Lewiston, two inspiring young people being celebrated by Berman & Simmons today in its inaugural Youth Leaders Award. The Youth Leaders Award gives eligible Maine student advocates who […]

  • TRIAL WIN: Jury Awards Sanford Man $250,000 for Injuries Sustained in a Fall at a Home Construction Site

    A York County jury awarded Brent Bouchard $250,000 in damages for injuries he sustained after falling through a hole in a home under construction. Mr. Bouchard’s attorney Travis Brennan of Berman & Simmons argued that homeowner Justin Gowen, a carpenter, failed to take basic safety precautions to protect visitors and workers from the safety hazard created by the hole at […]

  • Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 Attorneys from Berman & Simmons

    New England Super Lawyers has selected 10 Berman & Simmons attorneys for its 2019 directory, which recognizes the region’s top five percent of lawyers for individual excellence in their practice areas. Attorneys Julian Sweet, Steven Silin, Daniel Kagan, Jodi Nofsinger, and Michael Bigos were each recognized as ‘Super Lawyers’ for excellence in representing clients in personal injury and medical malpractice […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Elizabeth Kayatta Addresses Changes in Wrongful Death Law

    Berman & Simmons attorney Elizabeth Kayatta addressed the Maine Trial Lawyers Association 2019 Fall Seminar with a presentation: “Wrongful Death or Sudden Death: How Probate Code Changes Impact Beneficiaries in Wrongful Death Cases.” Kayatta zeroed in on the complex changes that the Maine’s new Uniform Probate Code has imposed upon the litigation of wrongful death claims, explaining specifically: – Wrongful […]

  • Benchmark Litigation Recommends Berman & Simmons and Key Attorneys

    Berman & Simmons has been recognized as one of seven law firms that are “Highly Recommended” by Benchmark Litigation. Now in its 12th year of publishing, Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. Benchmark Litigation has also recognized four attorneys as “Local Litigation Stars”: James O’Connell, Steven Silin, and Julian Sweet. Additionally, Berman & […]

  • Berman & Simmons Champions Robbie Foundation’s “No Limits Run-Walk-Roll” Event

    Brunswick, ME September 22, 2019 — Berman & Simmons, the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine, is a champion sponsor of the Robbie Foundation’s “No Limits Run-Walk-Roll” 5K for the fourth consecutive year. The event takes place at Bowdoin College in Brunswick on Sept. 22. “No Limits” is a major fundraiser for the Robbie Foundation, a […]

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