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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  4.  » 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.

A few weeks ago this blog covered bedsores and how they can end up being dangerous for anyone, but especially to older individuals. Unfortunately, these marks are not the only symptom of abuse or neglect by nursing home staff. Perhaps even more dangers signs are malnutrition or dehydration. But what how does one know if these conditions exist, if one is not a medical professional?

One obvious sign may be rapid weight loss. Seizures or memory function deterioration might also point to one of these conditions. Yellowing, reddening or dryness of skin are also possible symptoms. Finally, watch for oral infections or other dental issues.

Obviously, many of these potential symptoms may be subtle and may also be simply part of the aging process. But it may be wise to trust one’s instincts about a facility. If something seems not right, there’s a chance it isn’t. It may be a good idea for people in these situations who suspect nursing home abuse to consider seeking out an experienced attorney who has handles nursing home neglect cases. These professionals may be able to put together signs that you may have missed, and in the case of dehydration or malnutrition, time can be of the essence in ensuring a positive outcome for one’s loved one.