St. Francis Hospital – Dr. George Reardon Settlement Reached
May 9, 2011
Tremont Sheldon P.C. acknowledges John Doe #2 on the successful resolution of his claim against St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Doe #2 was sexually abused as a child by Dr. George Reardon.
The next case scheduled for jury selection on May 24, 2011 against St. Francis Hospital is a client of Tremont Sheldon P.C., Tim Doe #1. Just as John Doe #2 did, our client intends to aggressively pursue his claim in front of a jury.
Dr. George Reardon, an endocrinologist at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut for 30 years who died in 1998, resigned in 1993 after accusations that he sexually molested and inappropriately photographed children over decades, starting in the 1950s. Reardon used the guise of conducting studies of childhood growth and development to recruit children for his research, according to lawyers and alleged victims. Reardon then molested the children and often photographed or filmed them in provocative and pornographic poses, according to the lawyers and victims. The police have said the cache of child pornography that was hidden behind basement walls in Reardon’s former home was staggering— 50,000 photographic slides and more than 100 movie reels.
Currently under Connecticut law, any person who claims damages as a result of being sexually abused, sexually assaulted, or sexually abused as a child has until 30 years past the age of majority (until age 48 typically) in which to file a claim in court.
About Tremont Sheldon P.C.
The Bridgeport-based law firm of Tremont Sheldon P.C. has experience handling cases of sexual abuse, including clergy sexual abuse, teacher sexual abuse, doctor sexual abuse, and other types of sexual molestation of children by adults. To date, Tremont Sheldon P.C. has represented well over 120 victims of childhood sexual abuse.
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