Berman & Simmons Recent Cases

  • $36.5 million collected in jury verdicts in just 6 months

    Since the pandemic rules were lifted for in-person courtroom trials, Berman & Simmons has won a string of jury verdicts, securing over $36.5 for our injured clients in just the last 6 months. These cases involved a catastrophic motorcycle collision, a fatal medical misdiagnosis, and a life-altering medical malpractice lawsuit. Read more about these notable victories: “Berman & Simmons Attorneys […]

  • Jodi Nofsinger Susan Faunce

    $6,500,000 Verdict for Lyme Disease Medical Misdiagnosis Case in Portland, Maine

    Cumberland County Superior Court, Portland, Maine. During an emergency room visit to Mercy Hospital in 2017, Dr. John Henson failed to accurately diagnose 25-year-old Peter Smith with Lyme disease, despite documenting clear symptoms of the disease, including fever, chills, headaches, and an “initial lesion of the rash that appeared “slightly target shape,” a common indicator of the tick-borne illness. Instead, […]

  • Chuck Hehmeyer

    $25 million verdict in Motorcycle/Truck accident case

    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Easton, Pennsylvania. In 2019, Travis Sweigart of Geigertown, PA was traveling to work on a motorcycle when he was struck by Kevin J. Patten, a tractor-trailer driver, who was hauling municipal waste and negligently made a left turn in front of Travis who had the right of way. Mr. Patten was on a […]

  • Travis Brennan

    $5 million verdict in Medical Malpractice case

    Cumberland County Superior Court, Portland, Maine. In 2018, Joshua Desjardins of Bowdoinham went to the Mid Coast Hospital Walk in Clinic in Brunswick, ME with warning signs of a life-threatening condition. A BlueWater medical provider working at the Mid Coast Hospital Walk In Clinic overlooked those warning signs and, as a result, Josh’s illness progressed to the point that he […]

  • Michael Bigos

    $304,000 verdict in Brain Injury case

    Cumberland County Superior Court, Portland Maine. The Plaintiff suffered a serious concussion and bodily injuries following a 2014 single car crash, in which he was a backseat passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver that crashed into a tree. He suffered a concussion, a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), dystonia, and other serious injuries. The jury returned a $304K […]

  • Travis Brennan

    $848K verdict in Medical Malpractice case

    Penobscot County Superior Court, Bangor, Maine. The Plaintiff underwent surgery at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) – Northern Light Health for a hernia repair, which was performed by Dr. Rafael Grossman. Within a few days of the surgery, the plaintiff became critically ill and required emergency surgery for a small bowel obstruction. It was determined that Dr. Grossman had placed […]

  • Travis Brennan

    $1.2M verdict in Medical Malpractice case

    Aroostook County Superior Court, Caribou, Maine. The Plaintiff sought treatment at Cary Medical Center’s emergency department after a piece of wood struck her shin and a pool of blood formed beneath her skin. Despite the dangerous features associated with her injury and the fact that she took blood thinning medication, the Plaintiff was neither monitored nor treated and, instead, was […]

  • Travis Brennan

    $250K verdict in Personal Injury case

    York County Superior Court, York, Maine. The Plaintiff seriously injured his back when he fell through an unmarked hole in the main floor of a house that was under construction. The Defendant and owner of the residential construction site had no warnings, barriers or covers on or around the hole at the time the plaintiff was injured. The Defendant’s failure […]

  • Travis Brennan

    $150,000 verdict in Car Accident case

    Androscoggin Superior Court, Auburn, Maine. In this personal injury car crash case, the defendant denied responsibility for turning into oncoming traffic on a heavily traveled road and colliding with the plaintiff. The impact caused the 34-year-old plaintiff to smash her head on the door frame. The plaintiff injured the muscles, ligaments, and tissue in her neck. The jury issued a […]