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Recent Verdicts & Settlements

59 year old machinist crushed when a semi-truck rolled off hydraulic jacks because the parking brakes were not engaged.

outcome:
$725,000 SETTLEMENT

42 year old mother sustained a torn rotator cuff when she was sideswiped by a defendant truck driver carrying 40,000 lbs. of bricks.

outcome:
$325,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client suffered shoulder and ankle injuries when a teenage driver fell asleep at the wheel and crossed over the yellow line into oncoming traffic.

outcome:
$500,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client sustained aggravation to pre-existing spinal stenosis after being rear ended on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

outcome:
$475,000 SETTLEMENT​

Minor client suffered a knee injury on trampoline due to rocket bouncing requiring ACL reconstruction, medical and lateral meniscus repairs

outcome:
$322,030.70 JUDGEMENT

Client was injured in an extremely complex pedestrian accident

outcome:
$200,000 SETTLEMENT

Recovery made for estate of a talented young comedian who lost control of his vehicle while intoxicated.

outcome:
$225,000 Settlement

Our client suffered a shoulder injury when he tripped over rusty tomato cages in the garage of a general contractor

outcome:
$200,000 Settlement

57 year old mother suffered a fractured hip when she was t-boned by an intoxicated hit-and-run driver.

outcome:
$225,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client tripped over a tablecloth at a municipal building and had been turned down by 3 other firms when she was finally referred to our firm.

outcome:
$105,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client had a surgical tool left inside her body during an invasive surgery.

outcome:
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

Our client was attacked and bitten by a dog while on her postal route.

outcome:
$105,000 SETTLEMENT

We pride ourselves on being responsive to every client’s needs. We understand the challenges faced after being in a serious accident and the importance of attorneys being there for you. At Zayed Law Offices, ensuring every client receives the attention they deserve is our top priority.

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Choosing to place a loved one in a nursing home is always a difficult decision. The individual being placed into care must adjust to a new living environment and less independence, while the family is shouldered with ensuring that the nursing home that they select will be a safe and therapeutic environment for their loved one. Whether you are contemplating putting your loved one in a long-term care facility or your loved one is already in a nursing home, we recommend the following tips to make sure that your loved one does not fall victim to abuse and neglect.

Do Your Homework:

If you are in the process of looking for a nursing home, be sure to check out multiple facilities. Go armed with a list of questions, including:

• What is your resident-to-staff ratio?
• How much time do nurses and aides spend with residents on a daily basis?
• What is your staff turnover rate?
• What is your policy regarding the use of physical and chemical restraints?
• What activities do you offer the residents?
• What type of food do you serve?

When possible, talk to some of the residents to find out if they are happy and if they feel that they get adequate assistance when needed. Before making your final selection, try to visit the facility unannounced to see how the staff handles the busiest times of the day, such as early mornings and meal times. You can also check the Illinois Department of Public Health website to view the facility’s latest inspection report and to see if it has been cited for any violations of the Nursing Home Care Act.

Visit Often:

Visits are good for your loved one’s emotional and mental well-being and give you the opportunity to view the condition of the facility and your loved one first hand. Abusers are also more likely to target residents who are unlikely or unable to speak up for themselves and who do not have someone to advocate on their behalf. During your visits, keep your eyes open for potential issues, such as insufficient lighting, mobility equipment that is in poor condition, and general uncleanliness.

Know the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect:

Since your loved one may be reluctant or unable to speak up, it is up to you to be alert to possible indicators of abuse or neglect.

• Changes in Personal Hygiene

Most nursing home residents require assistance with activities of daily living, such as showering, dressing, and combing their hair. When facilities are understaffed, these tasks are often overlooked.

• Sudden Loss of Weight

Malnutrition and dehydration can occur when there is inadequate staff to assist during meals, medical problems affecting the desire or ability to eat are not treated, or the meals served are not adequate in terms of the amount or nutritional content. When visiting your loved one during meal times, offer to pay for the same meal that your loved one is eating so that you can assess the quality for yourself.

• Unexplained Injuries

Frequent bruises, bedsores, and broken bones are one of the most significant indicators of abuse or neglect. The injuries typically occur when the facility does not follow appropriate safety protocols or when residents do not get the assistance that they need in a timely manner and attempt to do things on their own.

• Changes in Mood or Behavior

Nursing home staff and even family members are often too quick to dismiss these changes as signs of dementia. If you notice that your loved one seems withdrawn, depressed, or angry, you should have them evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible to rule out abuse and neglect along with medical issues.

If you or a loved one has been injured while in a nursing home, contact Zayed Law Offices to discuss your legal options.

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The legal team at Zayed Law Offices is committed to achieving extraordinary results for ordinary people. We consistently secure favorable settlements and verdicts for people who have suffered physically, emotionally and financially because of the negligence of others. If you are a victim, call our Chicago personal injury lawyers at (815) 782-0784 or use our free case evaluation form. You will not pay for our legal services unless we obtain compensation for you and your family.

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