Category: Maine Medical Malpractice

Federal Government Agrees To Pay $10M For Failure To Report Suspected Child Abuse in Maine

It has been reported that the federal government has agreed to settle the claims of a Maine mother who alleged that a federally-funded medical clinic in Maine failed to report the suspected physical abuse of her then six-and-a-half-month-old child. The…
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Maine Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment For Radiologist Who Negligently Misread CT Scan

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court (“Maine Appellate Court”), in its decision filed on May 30, 2019, affirmed the trial court’s granting summary judgment in favor of the defendant radiologist in a Maine medical malpractice case where the plaintiff claimed the…
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Maine Supreme Judicial Court Affirms $12M Medical Malpractice Verdict Against Hand Surgeon

In its decision filed on March 12, 2019, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a Maine medical malpractice jury’s award of $2 million to a man who had surgery on his right wrist that the jury found to have been…
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$2M Maine Medical Malpractice Verdict For Negligent Hand Surgery

On October 27, 2017, a Maine medical malpractice jury awarded $2 million to the plaintiff in his medical malpractice lawsuit against his hand surgeon and the hospital where he had his hand surgery. The plaintiff’s Maine medical malpractice lawsuit alleged…
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$300K Dental Malpractice Verdict Against Maine Dentist

On October 16, 2017, a Maine dental malpractice jury found in favor of a dental patient who suffered a serious infection requiring substantial medical treatment after the defendant dentist extracted two of his teeth in late December 2011. Three days…
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$500K Maine Medical Malpractice Verdict For Unauthorized Tissue Samples Taken From Stillborn Fetus

A Maine medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in the amount of $500,000 in favor of the plaintiffs in a Maine medical malpractice case in which the plaintiffs alleged they suffered severe emotional trauma when a pathologist working at the…
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Connecticut Physician Denied Maine Medical License Due To Alleged Sexual Misconduct With Patients

A Connecticut physician who had applied for a permanent Maine medical license has been denied his request due to four claims of alleged sexual misconduct with former patients in Maine who have filed lawsuits against the physician. The physician, who is a…
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$7.65M Maine Medical Malpractice Verdict For Missed Cancer Diagnosis

On May 19, 2015, a Maine medical malpractice jury found in favor of the husband and wife plaintiffs and against the defendant hospital, determining that the 63-year-old wife was entitled to $5.65 million in damages for her cancer misdiagnosis (the failure…
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Maine Medical Malpractice Insurer Announces Large Dividend And Rate Reduction

Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine (“Medical Mutual”), the dominant medical malpractice insurance company in Maine that insures approximately 3,000 Maine physicians as well as more than 20 Maine hospitals (about 63% of the medical malpractice insurance market in Maine), announced…
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Maine Psychiatric Hospital Sued By Pregnant Worker Stabbed By Patient

A 27-year-old female Maine mental health worker filed a federal lawsuit on May 19, 2014 for the injuries she suffered on March 16, 2013 when she was repeatedly stabbed by a patient who was known to the facility to be…
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