Verdicts & Settlements

$750,000 jury verdict for Romanian college student

Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents
York County Superior Court, Alfred, Maine

Monica Semian was riding from her job at a hotel to her second job at an ice cream shop on Sept. 9, 2010, in the town of Ogunquit.
Semian, a 23-year-old college student from Romania, was struck on Route 1 by a school bus making a right hand turn. She suffered a crushed pelvis and other serious injuries requiring multiple surgeries. Semian sued the bus company, Ledgemere Transportation, Inc.
Semian was represented by attorneys Terry Garmey and Gary Goldberg of Terry Garmey & Associates, and Christiana Mann of Peter Thompson & Associates.
On Oct. ... Read More »

Posted November 12th, 2013 in Verdicts & Settlements

$3 Million, plus national safety campaign after death of 8-year-old boy

Personal Injury, Product Liability
U.S. District Court, District of Maine, Portland
For 70 years, a poorly designed elevator had been killing and seriously injuring children across the country. Some of those cases ended up in court, but no one connected the dots to see the larger picture. Documents remained secret and the deaths were kept quiet through confidentiality agreements and the actions of Otis Elevator Co.

Posted June 26th, 2013 in Verdicts & Settlements

$4.2 Million judgment for Maine widow in forklift case

Personal Injury, Product Liability
U.S. District Court, District of Maine, Portland
A $60 part could have saved Tom Brown's life. Instead, Brown was pinned between a shelving unit and the dashboard of his forklift at Prime Tanning Company in Sanford, Maine, where he had worked since 1976. He suffocated to death. That afternoon, Aug. 1, 2001, Brown was supposed to go home and celebrate the 30th anniversary of meeting his wife and high school sweetheart, Claire.

Posted June 26th, 2013 in Verdicts & Settlements

Doctors win in court, continue to deliver babies in Brunswick, Maine

Business and Financial Disputes
Cumberland County Superior Court, Portland, Maine
Three days before Christmas in 2006, Parkview Hospital in Brunswick, Maine, filed a lawsuit against two of its former obstetricians, Dr. Melissa Streeter and Dr. Gregory Gimbel, who had recently left Parkview and taken jobs at MidCoast Hospital, also located in Brunswick.

Posted June 26th, 2013 in Verdicts & Settlements

Settlement: Trust fund established for injured baby

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
Terry Garmey & Associates represented a married couple whose son was born at a Maine hospital. The baby suffered a tragic and devastating brain injury that wil require costly medical treatment, supportive services and therapies for the rest of his life.
Working with a team of medical experts, Terry Garmey & Associates established that the baby's injuries were caused by a failure by hospital staff to properly interpret key medical data during the late stages of labor. A settlement was reached at mediation which resulted in the creation of a special needs trust to ensure the child will ... Read More »

Posted June 26th, 2013 in Verdicts & Settlements

Settlement: Fair result for U.S. Marine from Maine

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
Cliff, a proud U.S. Marine who served multiple tours of duty in Iraq with distinction, was shot and took shrapnel during the war. While serving as a recruiter in Bangor, Maine, he started having pain in one of his legs. His doctor at the time failed to diagnose a serious condition. As a result, Cliff was left with significant and permanent injuries, including disfigurement and chronic pain. The misdiagnosis ultimately forced Cliff to give up his military career. The lawyers at Terry Garmey & Associates were honored to represent Cliff, settle his malpractice case, and help him ... Read More »

Posted June 26th, 2013 in Verdicts & Settlements

Settlement: Financial Relief for Maine Nurse

Personal injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents
No one expects to be injured in a car accident, or to lose the ability to continue with a career. Life changed in a single moment for Kathy, when another driver smashed into her vehicle while she was making a left hand turn.
As a result of the accident, Kathy suffered serious back injuries and enormous pain which prevented her from continuing her career as a nurse. Working closely with Kathy's doctors, Terry Garmey & Associates settled Kathy's case for a substantial amount, ensuring that she received fair compensation for her injuries.

Posted June 26th, 2013 in Verdicts & Settlements