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Watching for signs of nursing home neglect

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or other care facility can be one of the most upsetting in a person's life. Very often the older individual is resistant to the idea and family members feel guilty, even though the decision really may be for the best. In most instances, the care a person receives in a nursing home is adequate and appropriate for his or needs, but unfortunately, many nursing home residents suffer from the effects of neglect.

What is 'duty' and 'breach' in Connecticut premises liability?

This blog has previously discussed a few topics with regard to Connecticut premises liability law. In February we took a look at a very basic thumbnail sketch of the common-law format of negligence cases, and in January we touched on the basic statuses that a person who is on someone else's property may have. It turns out that these two concepts are related in terms of cases involving premises liability.

Steps to take after a car accident

Everyone who drives knows, or should know, that they face the possibility of getting into an accident. Still, in the aftermath of a car accident, many people don't know what they should do next. The state of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles produces a driver's manual that contains a section regarding how the state wants residents to behave in the case of a motor vehicle crash. The first thing you need to know is that if you are involved in accident, you must stop. This is true, even if you hit a parked car. It may be a crime for you leave the scene of an accident if someone has been injured. You must take care that your vehicle, if possible is off the roadway, so it is not a hazard to other drivers. Further, do not walk or stand around in traffic lanes, as you increase your chances of being hurt by other vehicles driving by. Do not go near any downed power lines, or smoke near an accident scene, as fuel may have been spilled. Do not move any injured individual unless there is an immediate danger to that person like a fire or likelihood of being struck by another vehicle.

Bridgeport Hospital Employee Charged with Sexually Assaulting Patients

The emergency manager and EMS coordinator at Bridgeport Hospital was arrested April 8, 2016 after being accused of sexually assaulting four male patients and secretly photographing at least a dozen others while performing unauthorized medical examinations at the hospital's nursing school. Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney has represented many victims of patient sexual abuse through the years.

When is a negligence case medical malpractice in Connecticut?

The last time this space discussed medical malpractice we touched on the difference between the standards that are used in a traditional negligence case and those used in medical malpractice actions. You may recall it has to do with the "reasonable person" standard used in the former cases, and the reasonable professional exercising the accepted standard of care in the latter. While this may make sense in theory, how, in practice does one know which standard to apply?

CT Teachers Engaging in Sexual Conduct with Children

The New Haven Register and WTNH have conducted a joint investigation into the apparent rise of CT teachers engaging in sexual conduct with children who are their students. According to the article 48 public school teachers in CT have been charged as have an additional 10 private school teachers. From Tuesday to Friday of this week, at least one teacher is scheduled to appear in court each week! Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney has for years represented those people who were sexually abused by their teachers in both the public and private school setting.

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