If you are the victim of a medical error, let us be your advocate
The Journal of Patient Safety recently reported that as many as 440,000 Americans die each year because of medical errors, and thousands more are seriously injured. That study ranked medical errors such as infections, as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind only heart disease and cancer.
We are all aware that America’s healthcare system is far from perfect. Hospitals have chosen to reduce the number of nurses that care for patients. Doctors don’t spend enough time with patients. There are critical communication breakdowns. Doctors, nurses, and other medical providers face increasing pressure to cut costs. As a result, healthcare professionals sometimes fail to meet the standards of care that they have an obligation to meet. In the legal world, this is known as medical malpractice and it's becoming one of the biggest public health problems we face.
As a patient, you have the right to quality and responsible care from the healthcare providers and institutions you trust. But the sad truth is that medical errors and failures happen all too frequently, and the results can be catastrophic.
To learn more about hospital infection rates and lawsuits, see our blog article.
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For the best results, you need the best Maine medical malpractice lawyers
Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S.
We have obtained several of the largest medical malpractice jury verdicts in Maine history, and many of the largest settlements for our clients. Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about medical issues and skilled at proving fault, documenting the extent of your injuries, and ensuring that you receive full compensation.
We have successfully handled hundreds of medical malpractice cases involving:
We’ve recovered some of the largest medical malpractice verdicts and settlements in Maine
We won a $2.1 million verdict in federal court in Portland, for a woman who became quadriplegic as a result of a doctor’s failure to properly diagnose an infection and abscess on her neck.
We won a jury verdict of nearly $9 million for a woman in Cumberland County whose labor was mismanaged at a hospital. Because of the errors by doctors, the woman’s child was born with cerebral palsy and brain damage.
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A law firm that actually listens to you
We have helped countless victims who have been harmed by medical malpractice and we understand the challenges you face. We realize that beyond the physical struggles, the emotional and financial impacts can be overwhelming.
Our lawyers and staff members take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved.
No other firm in Maine can match our resources and expertise
Under Maine law, professional health care providers include doctors, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, hospitals, nursing homes, dentists, and any person, facility, or organization that provides medical care.
Although patients have the right to recover for damages caused by medical malpractice of healthcare providers, these are among the hardest and most expensive cases to prove. Before filing a lawsuit in court, we are required by Maine law to first present the case to a Pre-litigation Screening Panel appointed by the superior court. The opinions of the panel members, which include representatives of the healthcare industry, determine whether or not we can proceed with the case.
Our medical malpractice lawyers prepare for the panel process as if the case were a trial in front of a jury, investing an extraordinary amount of time and resources. No other medical malpractice firm in Maine can match the depth of our expertise and the resources we use to bring these complex cases to a successful conclusion.
Maine has strict statutes of limitations for filing a medical malpractice complaint, so it’s critical to consult with us as soon as possible if you think you might be a victim of medical malpractice.
We routinely represent injured patients in all varieties of medical malpractice, including:
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