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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.

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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.

Home » Firm News » Has the VA been concealing medical malpractice?

Many of our readers in Connecticut have likely heard news reports over the last several years about the myriad problems that the Veterans Administration has faced. In some of the most explosive reports about the VA, there have been allegations that the waitlist for healthcare has resulted in many veterans dying while waiting for treatment. Other reports decried the shoddy condition of VA facilities. Now, in a recent report, there are allegations that the VA has been concealing incidents of medical malpractice committed by their healthcare professionals.

The report, the result of a reportedly intense investigation by USA Today, details how some healthcare professionals who have previously been employed by the VA committed several different instances of medical malpractice, only to see their mistakes covered up by the VA. In some cases, the VA didn’t even report the incidents to the proper licensing boards when the healthcare professionals left the VA, which allowed the healthcare professionals to continue their negligent behavior in private practice.

Another aspect of the concealment was the many different allegations of medical malpractice and other complaints against the VA that were resolved by settlements. In fact, the recent USA Today report indicates that there were hundreds of these types of settlements.

Any type of medical malpractice is scary for a patient to imagine. Everyone expects that they will receive top-notch care. Unfortunately, this isn’t always how things turn out, and it appears that our nation’s military veterans may be paying a serious price for the medical malpractice of healthcare professionals employed by the VA.

Source: USA Today, “VA conceals shoddy care and health workers’ mistakes,” Donovan Slack and Michael Sallah, Oct. 11, 2017