Aging is an evitable fact of life. As people age, many face a decline in physical and mental health. In some cases, elderly people may need constant care and family members may not be equipped to care for the elderly person. Thankfully, there are options such as assisted living facilities and in-care home to help the elderly receive the care they need. Families hope that these options will allow their loved ones to get the compassionate care and attention they need.
When a Fairfield County resident's health condition has worsened due to delayed treatment or a misdiagnosis because a healthcare provider was negligent, and failed to provide a reasonable standard of care under the given circumstance, the patient may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor, hospital and any other negligent healthcare provider. The following tips may help those thinking about their next steps. However, it is important to keep in mind that the tips below are simply meant to provide basic information and are not a substitute for legal advice.
Let's say a driver is traveling on a Connecticut roadway and this driver witnesses another driver applying mascara in a moving vehicle during rush hour. Is this distracted driving? Or is a driver whose attention is off the road and whose gaze is fixated on a handheld smartphone distracted driving? Many Connecticut residents may be automatically inclined to say that the latter is definitely a distracted driver while the former may or may not fall into that category.
Aches and pains happen to everyone every now and then. Some may even refer to them as growing pains, but no one expects such pains to be anything serious. Most people may simply take an over-the-counter pain killer. But for some, such pains may be symptoms of a serious health condition. Generally, a healthcare professional should be able to diagnose a medical issue or one hopes that a doctor will competently be able to identify what ails a person.
Attorney Doug Mahoney, a partner at Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C. recently completed his year-long term at the helm of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the rights of the individual.
During the summer months, many Connecticut residents take walks to enjoy the weather. In a society where cars are an important form of transportation, pedestrians have to be very careful, particularly when crossing the streets. A collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian is likely to cause the pedestrian serious injuries. Car drivers, on the other hand, also should be attentive and cognizant of pedestrians, particularly in residential areas.
Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney has experience working in medical malpractice cases, including those that involve failure to diagnose colon cancer and a wide range of other cancers. Attorney Jason Tremont was involved in one case that two previous attorneys turned down, thinking that there wasn't a case. After a long jury trial, there was a significant offer for the client.
Many Connecticut residents likely know a family member or a friend who is aging and who will likely need some intervention to ensure safety and proper care as the person ages. In fact, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 10,000 individuals turn 65 every day, a phenomenon that is going to continue at least for another two decades.
Attorney Cindy Robinson is often asked how to protect loved ones when they enter a nursing home. Her experience in nursing home neglect and elder abuse cases has taught her that being present and getting to know the staff who will be providing the day-to-day care are invaluable in ensuring that your loved one receives the best possible care.
When one least expects it, seeking medical attention and care may become necessary in some cases, such as when an individual falls and suffers a fracture or has another type of accident. Falls, accidents requiring medical care and other injuries can happen at any time, without notice to anyone. When such incidents occur, most people can rest assured that hospitals and doctors can tend to their needs. However, doctors are human and human beings can make errors. Particularly when doctors make mistakes such as failing to diagnose a condition, the patient may suffer harm due to negligence and may be entitled to compensation.