We recognize the profound impact that neglect and elder abuse can have on individuals and their families. At Doyon & White we are committed to standing up for the rights of our elderly clients, providing compassionate and dedicated legal representation during their time of vulnerability. Elder abuse and neglect are deeply distressing issues that can lead to physical and emotional suffering for the elderly and their families. The betrayal of trust and violation of dignity can have severe consequences on the health and well-being of our elders.
Neglect in the context of elder abuse refers to the failure or omission by a caregiver or responsible party to provide the necessary care, assistance, and support required to meet the basic needs of an elderly person. It involves the withholding of essential services or care that results in, or could potentially lead to, physical, emotional, or financial harm to the elderly individual.
According to the American Association for Justice, as many as 90% of U.S. nursing homes have staffing levels too low to provide even “adequate” care for our loved ones. Too many corporate facilities, which are increasingly the norm for elderly care, put profit before people and decrease their staffing levels to increase their profits. As a result of the current state of our elder care, the aging population continues to suffer from preventable falls, bed sores, dehydration, malnutrition, sepsis and other serious infections.
Despite these statistics, pursuing civil claims for compensation can be legally challenging and not all claims of elder abuse result in civil claims. Our approach to elder abuse cases involves a thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding the alleged abuse, your elder’s prior health conditions and their injuries as a result of the neglect. Identifying and addressing neglect is crucial to ensuring the well-being and safety of the elderly. Legal measures, such as filing a civil lawsuit or reporting the abuse to appropriate authorities, may be necessary to hold responsible parties accountable and protect the rights of the elderly person.
We strive to provide not only legal representation but also a supportive environment where victims and their families can find solace and strength. We understand that each case is unique, and our legal team is equipped to navigate the complexities associated with elder abuse claims. From gathering evidence to building a compelling case, we are committed to pursuing justice for our elderly clients and their families.
At Doyon & White we feel very strongly that everyone—regardless of their age—is entitled to dignity, honesty and respect. Sadly, as a direct result of financial abuse and financial exploitation, our elderly population and their families all too often suffer injuries, humiliation, and serious financial harm at an increasing rate every year.
Financial abuse can be an online or telephone scam or a close relative with unauthorized or improper use of an elderly person’s financial resources. Elders are specifically targeted for their vulnerability, trust, and lack of knowledge of some financial processes. While unfortunately common, a live-in aid or a close family member may have unauthorized access to their funds resulting in claims of theft, embezzlement or fraud.
Identity theft, coercion and undue influence are also used by close family members or friends to gain access to funds, bank accounts, credit cards or to change estate planning documents for future gain. Investigating these claims, determining how access was gained and accounting for where funds were spent, takes extensive research, financial investigations and often times court approval for access to records.
Financial abuse & exploitation can have severe consequences for elderly individuals, leading to financial hardship, loss of assets, and compromised quality of life. Depletion of their assets can have devastating effects on long term planning and financial repercussions to immediate family.
Legal remedies, such as reporting to authorities or pursuing civil litigation, may be necessary to hold those accountable and protect the financial well-being of the elderly. Changes to estate planning documents can require probate court and superior court representation. If you suspect financial abuse, seeking the assistance of the experienced probate and civil litigation attorneys at Doyon & White to help your elderly loved one is crucial.
Reactions from dangerous medication errors can be devastating, especially to those who are already sick or elderly. In the most extreme instances, wrongful death may result from a drug not properly tested or a medication administration error. Inattentive staff, poor medical records review, and lack of knowledge of drug interactions can all cause devasting consequences. These errors can occur in various settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, or by aides in the home. Medication errors can have serious repercussions for the health and well-being of our elderly and may be considered a form of neglect or abuse.
Detecting and addressing medication errors in the context of elder abuse requires vigilance from caregivers, family members, and healthcare professionals. Prompt action in reporting the error, seeking medical treatment and seeking legal advice, may be necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the elderly individual.
Dealing with a medication error that affects the health of an elderly loved one can be an emotionally challenging experience, especially when you feel partially responsible for overseeing their care. It’s important to remember that you are not alone in navigating these difficult situations, and advocating for your loved one’s well-being is an essential part of being a responsible caregiver. If you or a loved one have been given medications in error that caused injury or illness, contact an experienced attorney immediately to investigate and preserve the associated evidence.
Linda is the seasoned probate paralegal working together with clients helping them through probate administration following the loss of a loved one. Joining the team in 2023, she has brought 25+ years of legal experience to the firm with extensive proficiency in all administrative tasks, Probate Court knowledge, complex document preparation, and case management. Linda works exceedingly well the court’s staff and cultivates close relationships with new and existing clientele.
Linda is a long-time resident of the area and loves going for walks on the beach before work. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken, and their three grown children. She enjoys road trips, is an avid reader, collector of sea glass and is an amateur artist.
Ashley is the paralegal working directly with our attorneys and our clients. The attorneys at Doyon & White are grateful that our clients feel comfortable reaching out to Ashley for status updates or quick questions when the attorneys are unavailable. Ashley has a background in customer service with 10 years in the hotel industry and enjoys the client relation aspect of her job the most. Ashley is intimately familiar with the details of our client’s cases, processes and reviews all medical records, and communicates with attorneys and insurance adjusters.
Ashley moved to Branford, Conn from Northern California in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys the four seasons New England offers by playing golf and tennis in the summer and looks forward to snow days and skiing in the winter.
Attorney Doyon was born and raised in the hills of Northwest Connecticut. Trevor began his legal career serving as the clerk for several Superior Court Judges, many of whom are now members of the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts.
Before forming Doyon & White Law Group, Trevor was the Managing Partner of a successful mid-size law-firm’s Litigation Department. Trevor has favorably authored and argued hundreds of motions and hearings in every Judicial District of Connecticut, in addition to winning numerous contested arbitrations and jury trial verdicts. Attorney Doyon is known and respected for his determined approach to unique and difficult legal issues by clients and judges alike.
Trevor has been honored as a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, a selection made by colleagues and peers and reserved for less than five percent of lawyers in Connecticut. Attorney Doyon has also been nominated to the “National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100” list, was recognized by the American Institute for Lawyers as “Top 10 for Client Satisfaction,” and has been a featured guest speaker at Yale University’s Trial Law Camp.
When he’s not in Court, Trevor enjoys spending time with his wife Becky, their two daughters and their Great Dane “Gronk,” in addition to supporting anything UConn sports and coaching Connecticut’s only national level Sled Hockey team.
Attorney White was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduation from Fordham University, he worked in commercial finance in New York City before attending Quinnipiac University School of Law. Upon graduation he served as a clerk in the Superior Court in both the criminal and civil divisions.
Prior to forming Doyon & White Law Group, Attorney White practiced at a mid-size firm in Hamden, Connecticut where he mainly handled criminal defense, habeas cases, and civil litigation matters. Attorney White’s experience arguing before jury trials and court trials has led to winning favorable results for his clients on many occasions. Attorney White’s civil litigation experience includes personal injury representation, business litigation, and insurance coverage disputes.
Attorney White is a thoughtful and diligent advocate for all his clients and is respected for the rapport he builds and compassion he conveys.
Attorney White is a member of the New Haven County Bar Association and previously served as the President of the New Haven Young Lawyers Association.
Still a proud New Haven resident, Attorney White enjoys spending time in the city with his wife Sara, their two young children, and their pit bull, Ghost. He’s an avid UConn basketball fan and New York Yankees fan.