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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Aging and elderly people, as well as some others, oftentimes live in assisted living or nursing home facilities to receive the care they need in a safe environment. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse can take place in those settings and it is essential for victims and families to understand their legal protections.

Patients in assisted living and nursing home facilities can suffer physical and psychological harm in nursing home settings. Nursing home abuse and neglect can occur for different reasons including poorly trained or under-qualified staff; if the staff has a history of violence; the number of staff members employed at the facility is inadequate; or if residents are isolated or reluctant to report abuse because they are afraid or embarrassed.

When a patient in a nursing home has been harmed, there are different legal protections available to them. Those responsible for the nursing home abuse or neglect may be civilly liable to the victim or may be criminally liable in addition to possible contract claims that may be made. Nursing home staff and nursing home facilities that employ them may be liable for the negligent care of a patient due to negligent supervision or care; negligent supervision or retention of employees; negligent maintenance of the facility; or negligent selection or maintenance of equipment.

A nursing home or nursing home staff members may be liable to victims or their families for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered. Because victims of nursing home abuse can suffer serious harm as a result, it is essential for victims and their families to be familiar with the legal options and remedies available to them, including a claim for damages.