Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • $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 […]

  • $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 […]

  • $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 […]

  • $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 […]

  • Jodi Nofsinger

    $2 Million verdict in Medical Malpractice case

    Penobscot County Superior Court, Bangor, ME. 49-year-old plaintiff sued defendant hand surgeon and hospital after the surgeon failed to properly insert a screw into the plaintiff’s hand for a broken wrist. The negligence resulted in permanent damage, complications, and the need for follow-up surgeries by a different doctor. The $2 Million verdict covers the plaintiff’s loss of income, permanent disfigurement […]

  • Julian Sweet, Retired

    $275,000 verdict in Sexual Harassment case

    Other Portland, United States District Court, Maine. Two plaintiffs sued defendant restaurant company for sexual harassment claiming defendant’s employee supervisor sexually harassed them thus causing them emotional distress. The case went to jury on the issue of punitive damages. After verdict in favor of one plaintiff of $175,000, the case was settled for a total of $275,000. Prior to settlement, offer was $16,500.

  • $1.785M verdict in Medical Malpractice case

    Maine Superior Court. Bangor, ME. $1.785 million jury verdict against a hospital and a primary care physician, on behalf of a 71-year-old man who suffered bacterial infection in his heart after a failure of his medical providers to communicate with each other regarding the results of blood culture testing. Plaintiffs turned down a $900,000 Offer of Judgment and obtained a verdict nearly double the pre-trial offer.

  • $450,000 verdict in Car Accident case

    Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine. Jury verdict vindicated a Gorham man who suffered a significant back injury because of a car accident and not “after-the-fact” as Allstate Insurance had claimed. Prior to trial, settlement offer was $60,000.

  • $8.9M verdict in Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury case

    Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Due to defendant’s negligence, plaintiffs’ daughter was born with cerebral palsy and brain damage. After a prolonged labor, plaintiff requested to have a C-section but her doctor urged her to “stay the course” toward a vaginal delivery. Several hours later baby experienced a decelerated fetal heart rate and mother screamed in pain. Subsequently a c-section was […]

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