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February 2015 Archives

Patient dies after dental errors during dental surgery

Many people have likely have visited a dentist for a routine cleaning or some other dental health issue. No one expects to suffer a serious or fatal error at the dentist office. In fact, most people may not even categorize dental errors as medical malpractice. But, the reality is that dentist's errors fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice and the same principle of negligence applies.

Understanding elder abuse and its signs

As most people age, their physical, mental and health faculties decline and they may need help to perform daily activities such as eating, drinking and getting around. Elderly persons are a vulnerable population and sadly many older people are frequently abused, neglected and/or exploited by their caregivers. Their caregiver can be a family member, a friend or someone that the elderly person trusts. Elder abuse can be inflicted by both men and women. Thus, it is important for everyone to know what the signs of elder abuse are.

Cindy Robinson Joins the Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking

The International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) is comprised of a select group of litigators, many of whom are plaintiffs' personal injury lawyers. Cindy Robinson, the first woman in Connecticut to be inducted into IATL, attended the mid-year meeting in July where Linda Sher, the Academy executive director, made a compelling presentation on human sex trafficking of minors throughout the country. Since the meeting, Cindy, along with other Connecticut Fellows, has met with DCF Commissioner, Joette Katz and Tammy Sneed, a nationally recognized expert on child sex trafficking, in order to learn more about the problem. The group was shocked to learn that sex trafficking of minors is happening right here in the state of Connecticut! Pimps advertise online in a number of sites giving young girls VISA debit card as a form of payment. The girls then find themselves in hotels within major Connecticut cities where they meet up with a John. The group hopes to work in conjunction with other agencies in order to formulate and promote a plan to combat child sex trafficking.

Two More Teachers Accused of Sexual Assault at Danbury High and Daniel Hand High

In the same week that Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney filed lawsuits against the Stamford board of education, a teacher, and Rogers School principal for a gym teacher's alleged sexual abuse, 2 More teachers are accused of sexual assault or misconduct. One teacher from Danbury High School and one teacher from Daniel Hand High School. For more information see full stories below.

Wilton Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault of Teen

On the same day that Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney filed lawsuits in Superior Court to allege that Stamford Connecticut school officials stood by while the former teacher, Robert Martinez, sexually abused students, another teacher in Wilton, Connecticut has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy. Timothy Leonard a 7th grade teacher in Wilton is charged with sexually assaulting a 14 year old boy in a movie theater parking lot.

Two New Child Sex Abuse Cases: More Lawsuits Filed Against Stamford School Board, A Teacher & Rogers School Principal

BRIDGEPORT, Feb. 11, 2015 - Two former students of the Rogers School in Stamford have filed separate lawsuits alleging sexual abuse and assault by a teacher. These are the fourth and fifth cases to be filed in connection with abuse by the same individual - and more are expected.

Have you suffered an accident and injuries in your workplace?

Accidents can happen suddenly and when one least expects it. If injuries result, one may have a personal injury claim, particularly if said accident occurred due to the mistake or negligence of someone else. Alhough many people think of slip and fall accidents as personal injury cases, in reality, personal injury claims can arise in many other instances, as well, such as vehicular accidents or injuries caused by the usage of a dangerous or defective product, such as a toy or drug. Additionally, workplace injuries that caused not by the employer or a fellow employee, but due to the negligence of some other party, potentially can give rise to personal injury claims.

Greenwich Priest Stephen Deluca Suspended for Alleged Child Abuse

Consistent with the stated zero tolerance policy of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Bishop Caggiano has suspended a Fairfield County priest based upon "credible evidence" that Stephen DeLuca had abused a child. Father Stephen DeLuca had been serving as a priest in residence at St. Catherine of Siena parish in Riverside, Connecticut and also serving as chaplain to Greenwich Hospital.

Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney continues to represent survivors of sexual abuse including priests

Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney continues to represent survivors of sexual abuse including priests. We have represented hundreds of victims and will continue to do so. All organizations need to have policies and procedures in place and enforce them in order to protect children. A recent article outlines child pornography found at the Vatican last year.

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