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Alicia F. Curtis
Jury awards $1.8 million to Maine couple in medical malpractice trial
BANGOR, Maine, Jan. 26, 2016 â A jury in northern Maine has awarded $1.8 million to a Millinocket man who nearly died from a heart infection in 2011, eight months after a Bangor hospital failed to share blood test results with his family doctor.
Julian Sweet, Retired
Medical malpractice trial update: Maine man still struggling after undiagnosed infection
John Pierce, a former millworker from Millinocket, Maine, told a jury on Thursday that although emergency heart surgery saved his life in 2011, he still struggles to do the things he did before his heart was damaged by an undiagnose
Healthcare communication breakdown is focus of Bangor malpractice trial
Jurors heard opening arguments Tuesday in a civil trial that focuses on a communication breakdown between hospitals and a family doctor in northern Maine.Berman & Simmons law represents John and Clara Pierce, a husband and wife from Millinocket, Maine, in a medical malpractice lawsuit against St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, and primary care physician, Dr. Edward Dunstan and his employer, Millinocket Regional Hospital.
Daniel G. Kagan
Court ruling bolsters protections for good Samaritans in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine, Jan. 11, 2016 — Good Samaritans in Maine — ordinary citizens who rush to aid victims in emergencies — can recover damages if they are injured in the process, a Maine Superior Court Â judge has ruled.
Hayride victim’s parents call for vehicle inspections
Monica and Randy Charette, the parents of a 17-year-old teenager who died during a haunted hayride in the fall of 2014, continue to call for comprehensive mandatory inspections of the vehicles used in such attractions in Maine.The Charettes were featured in an article today in the Bangor Daily News, about a legislative task force convened to review hayride safety.
Maine Maritime training crew pays tribute to El Faro victims
On Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, the crew of the Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine held a ceremony at sea, in the area where the container ship El Faro sank last October during Hurricane Joaquin.http://www.pressherald.com/media/gallery/maine-maritime-academy-honors-el-faro-crew/
Local and national media focus on El Faro victims from Maine
Dec. 18, 2015 — The announcement earlier this week that Berman & Simmons is representing the families of two El Faro victims from Maine was covered by media outlets throughout Maine, Florida, and around the nation.
Berman & Simmons files court papers on behalf of El Faro victims from Maine
LEWISTON, Maine, and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 15, 2015 — Attorneys Benjamin Gideon and Steven Silin of the Berman & Simmons law firm filed papers today in federal court in Florida, opposing TOTE Maritimeâs attempt to limit its liability and financial responsibility arising out of the El Faro disaster.Â
James E. O’Connell, III
Midcoast jury awards $155K to injured motorcyclist from Rockport
A motorcyclist from Rockport, ME was unanimously awarded $155K. He suffered serious injuries after his motorcycle collided with an oncoming trailer.