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.

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Personal Injury
  4.  » Nursing Home Neglect & Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse

Does something seem “off” or “not quite right”? That feeling in your gut could be telling you something. You know your loved one best and you should never second-guess your instincts.

At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., we understand how troubling it is to think that your loved one fears the people you have entrusted his or her care to. But it happens all too often. Our nursing home neglect and elder abuse attorneys work with families who have suspected neglect or abuse at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities.

If you suspect your loved one is being neglected or abused, every second counts. Call 203-212-9075 for a free initial consultation.

Pursuing Justice for the Victims of Neglect and Abuse

If your loved one is in a nursing home, it is important to be aware of the potential signs of abuse or neglect. These cases often stem from inadequate or improper care due to nurses or certified nurse’s assistants being overworked or improperly trained. In many nursing homes, the patient-to-nurse ratio exceeds the legal limit. Signs of neglect and abuse include:

  • Bedsores (decubitus ulcers)
  • Dehydration/malnutrition (lack of body fluids/improper diet)
  • Weight loss
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Overmedication
  • Mood swings
  • Nervousness
  • Unexplained broken bones

It is crucial to be on the lookout for these signs and symptoms because the victims are often unable to speak up or care for themselves. Unfortunately, these cases are on the rise among the aging population. As reported by the National Center on Elder Abuse, research indicates that more than 40 percent of people over the age of 65 will enter a nursing home before they die. Nearly one in three U.S. nursing homes were cited for violations of federal standards, and 50 percent of nursing home staff admitted to mistreating older patients.

Overmedication

While it may not be as noticeable as bedsores, fractures or bruising, overmedication is another form of abuse that is becoming more common, with Connecticut ranked in the top four states nationally from 2005 through 2010 in administering antipsychotics to residents without appropriate diagnoses, and it was the highest or second highest nationwide in antipsychotic use among high-risk residents during that period, according to federal data.

Please click here for the full article and the top Fairfield County overprescribing facilities.

Protect Your Family Members | Contact Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney

We are here to help. If you have reason to believe your loved one is in danger or if you have questions about your legal options for seeking justice, call 203-212-9075 or contact us online for a free initial consultation with our Bridgeport nursing home neglect lawyers.