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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 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.  » What is a “standard of care” in medical treatment and surgery?

When Connecticut residents have suffered an injury or contract an illness due to medical malpractice, the last thing they usually want to worry about is the legal terms that could be a part of any potential lawsuit. They are worried about getting the correct treatment or surgery that they need. However, if a lawsuit is an option, many of our readers will encounter the term “standard of care.” So, what is a “standard of care” when it comes to medical treatment and surgery?

Well, “standard of care” can be a somewhat nebulous term, but, essentially, it is the label that is given to the expectation of treatment that a doctor should be held to. It is a duty that is owed to the patient from the doctor or medical professional. To render treatment or perform a surgery that does not meet the applicable standard of care may equate to medical malpractice.

Unfortunately, complications can arise due to the highly specialized nature of some medical practices. For instance, while all doctors and medical professionals have a general “baseline” of medical knowledge and experience, a doctor who, for example, specializes in heart treatment will have a different set of skills than a doctor who specializes in knee and joint treatments. Although each of these types of practitioners would be held to a standard of care, the applicable standard of care would likely be different for each one.

Medical malpractice cases can be notoriously complicated. Any Connecticut residents who believe that they have been the victim of malpractice may need to get more information about their legal options.