Medical Malpractice

If you or your loved ones have been the victim of medical malpractice, you deserve a legal team that will advocate for your rights. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Maine will fight for you and your family to hold the negligent party accountable so that your family can focus on recovery.


When you or a loved one is sick or injured, you put your trust in the hands of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals to provide the best care possible to put you back on the road to health. We are fortunate to have such great medical service in Maine and New England. Health care providers are highly respected here, and so are most hospitals and other facilities. They save lives and provide comfort every day, but no provider is perfect.

Mistakes happen. People sometimes receive substandard care. In today’s healthcare industry, understaffing is a real problem and providers don’t always have enough time to do the job.

If you feel you may have a medical malpractice claim, contact our medical malpractice lawyers for a free consultation. Our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience in this specialty area, with a track record of results including six-figure and seven-figure awards for clients. We have the expertise, compassion, and sensitivity to handle even the most complex medical malpractice cases.

The Maine Medical Malpractice Screening Process

Medical malpractice claims are never simple, and they are especially tough in Maine. Before they can file a lawsuit, plaintiffs are mandated to present the facts to a screening panel. Members of the panel must be convinced that the health provider did not meet the standard of care and that harm was done to the patient. It is a rigorous process designed to weed out frivolous claims from those that have merit.

At Terry Garmey & Associates, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Maine will give you an advantage over other firms. We have a track record of success proving negligence and seeking justice on behalf of innocent victims.

Our National Network of Medical Experts

Our lawyers have well-established relationships with top medical experts around the country. They are doctors, researchers, and other experts who will review the facts and, if necessary, testify on your behalf. In many cases, the quality of an expert and the weight of his or her opinion can literally mean the difference between winning a substantial award and walking away empty-handed.

Our medical network provides our clients with the opportunity to have medical professionals on their side who understand how their medical care should have been handled. When you work with our Maine medical malpractice lawyers, we explore all of our professional resources to grant you the compassion and compensation that you deserve.

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Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

At Garmey Law, our medical malpractice lawyers handle all types of medical cases, including the following:

  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Care while provider was impaired
  • Emergency room errors
  • Pharmacy errors
  • Wrongful death
  • Negligence by hospital management
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer
  • Infections acquired at hospitals or other health care facilities
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Laparoscopic surgery errors
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose heart condition

All of these examples, as well as many more, can have devastating impacts on individuals and families. Fortunately, you do not have to face these obstacles alone. Our lawyers are ready to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.


Our goals are simple: to make sure you are back on track to health, and to get financial compensation for your claim. You pay nothing unless we successfully resolve your case through a settlement or court verdict in your favor.

We are proud to represent Mainers, New Englanders, and citizens from across the country and from all walks of life. We have litigated medical malpractice cases for factory workers, teachers, and even employees within the medical field such as nurses, physicians’ assistants, and doctors.

Commonly Asked Questions

A medical malpractice lawsuit must be brought in within a certain period of time after the incident; in Maine, the statute of limitations usually requires filing within three years after the date of medical negligence, but sometimes it can be even sooner than that. Once your case is brought in and filed, there is no set timeline. Whether it takes months or years, we can ensure that you are in good hands with our Maine medical malpractice lawyers. Our number one priority is getting you closer to getting the closure that you deserve to move forward after a medical malpractice incident.

We will work with you to gather all of the necessary information and move your process forward as efficiently as possible. We will work with you to try to expedite the process whenever we can, but our number one priority is maximizing your recovery. The sooner that you contact our medical malpractice lawyers, the closer you will become to getting to closure. At Garmey Law, we can advise you on how to proceed and advocate on your behalf.

When we meet with you about your medical malpractice claim, we understand that you are going through an unexpectedly difficult time. During your initial meeting, we will meet with you to discuss the facts regarding the negligent incident that led to the medical malpractice and determine the at-fault parties. Before our meeting is complete, we will create a plan to move forward toward a successful result that ensures you will seek and attain justice for the negligence that caused you harm.

Representative Matters

  • Secured settlement for a family whose baby suffered a tragic and devastating brain injury due to hospital staff negligence.
  • Successfully represented a U.S. Marine whose doctor failed to diagnose a serious leg condition, leading to significant and permanent injuries.
  • Secured $2.7 million for client whose missed cancer diagnosis caused paraplegia.
  • Secured $2 million settlement for victim of surgical error.
  • Secured $2 million settlement for victim of improper emergency room treatment which lead to multiple amputations.
  • Secured $1.55 million settlement for failure to diagnose stroke during surgery.
  • Secured $1.2 million settlement for failure to preserve vision.

How Our Maine Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help

When you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you may be eligible for compensation for medical negligence. At Garmey Law, our Maine medical malpractice lawyers will work with you throughout the lifespan of your accident claim or case. We do not charge our clients unless we win your case.

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