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Maine Failure To Treat Lawyers

If a doctor failed to properly treat your illness, we can help

Modern medicine offers hope for victims of serious injury and illness. With the proper treatment, many patients can regain health and resume the lifestyle and activities they enjoyed before they were hurt or became ill.

Unfortunately, a doctor’s failure to properly treat your condition can deny you this opportunity, or make your recovery much more difficult, painful, and expensive than it otherwise should have been. In the most extreme cases, failure to treat can result in lifelong disability or death.

Medical professionals are required to follow the standards of care accepted by the members of their profession and specialty. Failure to treat a condition is one type of medical malpractice, and patients who have suffered as a result have the right to recover for damages.

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Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation.

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. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured 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 represented people throughout Maine who have been harmed because of a doctor’s failure to treat.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win by settlement or jury verdict.

Doctors are required to meet or exceed standards of care

These are just some of the ways in which a doctor can fail to treat medical conditions. If a doctor fell short of the accepted professional standards of care, and you were harmed, you are entitled to compensation.

  • 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 diagnostic tests, or failure to properly interpret test results

No other firm in Maine can match our resources and expertise

Although patients have the right to recover for damages caused by medical malpractice, these are among the hardest and most expensive cases to prove.

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. We pride ourselves in taking on―and winning―the cases that other lawyers have turned down because they know how challenging, costly, and time-consuming the case will be or they don’t have the experience, expertise and resources to identify the malpractice. This is why the initial consultation is so important.

CONTACT US for a second opinion and an objective, expert review of the facts, even if another law firm has told you that you don’t have a valid claim.

Maine also has strict statutes of limitations for the filing a medical malpractice complaint. This is another reason why it is critical to consult with us as soon as possible if you think you might be a victim of medical malpractice.


Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights.

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Berman & Simmons has the experience, expertise, and resources to win your case

Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.