Avon police have arrested a doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients during medical visits.
The Connecticut Supreme Court affirms a $2.75 verdict for sex abuse against St. Francis Hospital. The plaintiff, known as Tim Doe 1 represented by Attorney Douglas Mahoney of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney, accused the hospital of negligent supervision of Reardon and failure in a duty to provide special care to children in its custody. The jury agreed with both his claims. At trial, a jury awarded on July 8, 2011 Tim Doe 1 $2.75 million for the emotional trauma he said he began suffering as a child when Reardon used a phony growth study at the hospital as a pretext to sexually abuse him, his sister and hundreds of other children. Click here to read the decision.
For the past 20 years, Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney has been devoted to representing the interests of individuals who were sexually abused, sexually assaulted, and sexually exploited when they were children. Over the years, we have successfully represented hundreds of childhood survivors in cases against religious institutions, hospitals, school systems, and individual perpetrators. We remain committed to this area of the law and we continue to actively represent survivors of these heinous acts. Here are a few recent updates: Dr. George Reardon/St. Francis Hospital In July of 2011, the jury in the Tim Doe v. St. Francis Hospital matter returned a verdict in the amount of $2.75 million. As expected, the Hospital appealed. What was unexpected was that the Supreme Court transferred the appeal to itself and entered orders to allow for an expedited argument. The briefing has been completed and the Court will hear argument on April 26, 2012. Teacher Abuse In March of 2012, a Superior Court judge in the Jane Doe v. Westport Board of Education matter ruled that a local Board of Education cannot use the shield of government immunity to protect it against a lawsuit by our client, a young woman, who claims she was sexually assaulted by her high school teacher.
Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney Announces Website Resource for Dr. George Reardon of St. Francis Hospital Cases
Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney Announces dedicated website resource for Dr. George Reardon of St. Francis Hospital Cases. This Resource provides not only a summary of the $2.75 million jury award in the Tim Doe case, but also news articles and video related to the case and sexual abuse resources for victims. The webpage will be continually updated with the latest Reardon Case news. The web page can be found at: /Sexual-Abuse/ Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney have been leaders in the advocacy of childhood sexual abuse victims. To date, Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney has represented well over 100 victims of childhood sexual abuse against area dioceses and many more against other institutions including schools. Many of the resolutions to these claims have been confidential. Some of the public resolutions included the following: In March of 2001, Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney reaches a confidential global settlement with the Diocese of Bridgeport and its predecessor bishop, Cardinal Edward Egan. In October of 2003, Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney reaches a 21 million dollar global settlement with the Diocese of Bridgeport on behalf of another group of victims. In October of 2005, Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney reaches its first global settlement with the Archdiocese of Hartford. This is a 22 million dollar settlement where Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney represents 15 of the 43 victims.