Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Berman and Simmons Attorney Mike Bigos Spoke at National Trial Lawyers Meeting on Helping Sex Abuse Victims

    Berman and Simmons attorney Mike Bigos presented at the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) annual convention. He spoke on finding insurance coverage for victims of sexual abuse and how to win cases against universities, churches, the Boy Scouts, the Salvation Army, and others. 3,000 trial lawyers from across the country attended the meeting in San Diego July 27-30, 2019. Bigos […]

  • Attorney Authors Op-ed: Let Soldiers Sue

    A Berman & Simmons attorney authored this op-ed in support of a bill that would amend the Feres Doctrine and give active military the ability to bring medical malpractice claims to court and to finally seek justice. This opinion piece was published in the Portland Press Herald. Let Soldiers Sue In 1946 Congress passed the Federal Tort Claims Act, or […]

  • 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 is recognized for medical malpractice and […]

  • Berman & Simmons’ Trek Across Maine Team Raises Over $5,500

    Berman & Simmons, the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine, helped raise over $5,500 for the 2019 Trek Across Maine, a three-day cycling event in June that benefits the American Lung Association (ALA). The team began and ended the ride at Brunswick Landing. This year’s new 180-mile tour takes riders through Farmington and Colby College in […]

  • 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 Jodi Nofsinger appointed to Judicial Nominations Advisory Committee

    Attorney Jodi Nofsinger was appointed by Gov. Janet Mills to serve on her Judicial Nominations Advisory Committee, which screens candidates for judicial appointments. Judicial appointments are for seven years. Nominees must appear before the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee at a public hearing and be confirmed by the Maine Senate. Factors the committee consider in interviewing candidates include judicial temperament, knowledge of […]

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