Susan Faunce, an attorney with the Berman & Simmons law firm, was interviewed this week by WGME TV in Portland for a segment about dentists in Maine with a history of safety and ethics violations, as well as broader concerns about professional malpractice. The segment was produced by investigative reporter Jon Chrisos of WGME TV’s I-Team.
Click on the link to watch the full segment: “Despite serious violations, Maine dentists often keep practicing”
Faunce said civil cases against dentists for malpractice are extremely difficult to pursue, because the costs of investigating and filing a lawsuit in Maine are usually greater than the damages plaintiffs stand to recover.
“Sometimes people find that system frustrating. I think some patients might find that it’s secretive, or that it’s more physician friendly as opposed to patient friendly,” Faunce said.
Faunce, a native of Lewiston, Maine, handles a wide range of civil cases, including cases that involve dangerous drugs or medical devices. These are some of the most complex cases in the legal system, often involving plaintiffs from many states taking on powerful corporations. Faunce also serves as co-chair of the Women’s Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association.
Susan Faunce, Berman & Simmons