We Help After an Accident or Abuse

The personal injury attorneys of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. Est 1960.

We Help After an Accident or Abuse

We Help After an Accident or Abuse

The personal injury attorneys of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. Est 1960.

We are open and ready to help…

We have modified our office to help with social distancing. We are able to see clients inside or outside the office, or by video or telephone conference.

Courts are beginning to reopen, and insurance companies are resuming normal business. We are here for you and happy to help with insurance issues, medical bills and everything else.

We are open and ready to help…
We have modified our office to help with social distancing. We are able to see clients inside or outside the office, or by video or telephone conference.
Courts are beginning to reopen, and insurance companies are resuming normal business. We are here for you and happy to help with insurance issues, medical bills and everything else.

Over $70 Million

Awards and settlements collected for child victims of sexual abuse across Connecticut involving priests, clergy, teachers, coaches and family members.

$6.2Million

Landmark verdict holding an off-duty police officer responsible for failing to prevent a fatal drunk driving accident.

$6Million

Recovered award for family after proving the medical manufacturer knew about the faulty oxygen machine that killed a patient.

$5.39Million

Won settlement for truck accident victim by taking the case before the superior court after trucking company filed for bankruptcy.

$2.1Million

Largest verdict in Connecticut history involving serious injuries after a motorcycle accident.

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Connecticut residents may not find it surprising to learn that the well-established medical and public health infrastructure in the United States has drastically increased life expectancy. According to the CDC, in 2012 there were over 43 million persons aged 65 and older in the country. This demographic of older persons is expected to rapidly grow mainly due to the baby-boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, turning 65.

As the U.S. population ages, its needs also change. Though many older people will live long and healthy lives, many more may need special care, which their families may not be equipped to provide for various reasons. To ensure that their loved one gets the right medical care, some may have to put a family member in a nursing home, and entrust the nursing home facility to care for a family member. Nursing homes provide families peace of mind that their loved one is cared for adequately. However, though many nursing home facilities provide reasonable care, there may be those that be neglectful and cause harm to that loved one.

Nursing home neglect and elder abuse is a very serious matter, and licensed healthcare providers are mandated reporters. However, families should be aware that it happens, and inform themselves on how to recognize elder abuse and neglect. One indicator that a loved one is not receiving adequate care is the development of bedsores. These are preventable pressure sores which will not develop if a person is not being regularly moved around. It is important for families to check to make sure their loved one does not have bedsores. Other signs of neglect include dehydration, sudden weight loss, changes in mood, broken bones, medication errors such as over medication, and poor hygiene.

It is important to be vigilant about a loved one’s health status. Though nursing homes provide a great service, there are times when neglect and abuse may happen. In these cases, prompt attention to the situation with the help of an experienced attorney can be beneficial in bringing about justice.

Source: cdc.gov, “The State of Aging and Health in America,” Accessed Dec. 4, 2014