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.