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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As people retire and age, they may be concerned with who will care for them when they can no longer care for themselves. Thus, it may be helpful for our Connecticut residents to be aware of who to call or what steps to take if one suspects that an elder, whether it is a family member or friend, is being abused. If one suspects elder abuse is occurring, it is important to call the Connecticut Department of Social Services to report the abuse.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, elder abuse is defined as deliberate mistreatment of an elderly person. This can be physical in nature, can be deliberate neglect such as withholding food and water or deserting the elder, or can be emotional or sexual. Additionally, elder abuse may also include financial exploitation. Elder abuse is not limited to residential facilities and can also happen in the home of the elder by a spouse or some other relative.

The protective services for the elderly will ask for information such as the name, address, location and details about the alleged elder abuse. All information provided is confidential, and following the intake a caseworker may be assigned to perform an investigation. The Adult Protective Services is the agency primarily responsible for investigating allegations of elder abuse.

In addition to the APS, local law enforcement may also investigate cases of elder abuse, particularly when sexual abuse is alleged. If elder abuse is alleged to have occurred at a residential facility, then the Connecticut Long-Term Care Ombudsman office will look into the allegations.

Abuse against an elder is difficult to fathom, but sadly, such abuse routinely occurs. For anyone interested in learning more about nursing home neglect or elder abuse, they may find it helpful to contact a personal injury law firm.

Source: Administration for Community Living, “Administration on Aging,” Accessed May 5, 2015