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Failure To Treat


Your doctor’s failure to provide proper care and treatment may entitle you to compensation for your losses

Maine Failure To Treat Lawyers

Modern medicine offers hope for people with serious illnesses or injuries. With proper and timely treatment, doctors can fix many of the problems that ail us, allowing us to get better and return to our lives.

But all of the scientific and medical advancements in the world won’t help you if a doctor or other medical professional doesn’t take the steps needed to treat your condition. A physician’s failure to follow the appropriate standard of care in treating an illness or injury can allow a bad condition to become even worse, leading to lifelong disability or death. If you do go on to get the care you should have initially received, the avoidable delay can make your recovery much more difficult, painful, and expensive than it should have been or even worse, leave you permanently compromised or disabled.

Failure to treat is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice, inflicting unnecessary pain and hardship on thousands of patients and their families every year. If you are one of those patients, or if someone you love passed away because of a doctor’s negligent failure to treat an illness or health condition, you deserve compensation for the needless losses you’ve incurred.

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If you didn’t get the medical treatment you needed, get the legal help you deserve

At Berman & Simmons, Maine’s premier medical malpractice and personal injury law firm, we are committed to getting the maximum amount of compensation available for medical malpractice victims in Maine and throughout New England, including those suffering because of a doctor’s breach of the obligation to properly treat his or her patients in a timely manner.

These cases are complicated and require lawyers who have the knowledge and resources to uncover and prove malpractice. Since doctors, hospitals, and their insurers will do everything they can to defeat your claim and avoid responsibility for their negligence, you need attorneys who will not stop until you get the compensation you deserve. We have provided this kind of skilled and tenacious representation for over 100 years, improving the lives of countless medical malpractice and personal injury victims just like you.

Negligence that results in the “failure to treat” can come in many forms

Several different acts or omissions by a doctor or other healthcare provider can form the basis of a medical malpractice claim for failure to treat, including:

  • Failure to treat a patient because of a lack of insurance.
  • Failure to treat an emergency condition, such as heart attack or stroke.
  • Failure to advise a patient about treatment options.
  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist.
  • Failure to order necessary diagnostic tests, or failure to correctly interpret test results.
  • Failure to follow-up on lab, xray or other diagnostic test results.

Unmatched resources and experience in medical malpractice cases

Berman & Simmons’ lawyers are widely acknowledged as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine. But for us, that it is not enough. With our unique resources and talent, we strive to be among the very best in the country.

We have obtained several of the largest medical malpractice jury verdicts and settlements in Maine, recovering over $1 billion in compensation for victims and their families. This record of success is a testament to the talents of our attorneys and the commitment of our firm to providing excellence in medical malpractice representation.

No other medical malpractice firm in Maine can match the depth of our experience and the breadth of resources we use to bring these complex cases to successful conclusions. We pride ourselves on taking on―and winning― cases that other firms turn down.

Call us for your free medical malpractice consultation

Maine has strict statutes of limitations for filing medical malpractice complaints, so it’s critical to consult with us as soon as possible if you think your physician failed to treat you properly. Our initial consultations are free, so even if another firm has told you that you don’t have a valid claim, there is no reason not to call us for a second opinion.

Please contact Berman & Simmons today at 866-664-2403 to arrange for your free consultation. You pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you by settlement or jury verdict.

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