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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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Dekalb nursing home abuse lawyers

Coping with the needs of aging loved ones can pose a serious challenge. People may not be aware of their own limitations as they age. A loved one may think they can still cook and clean but it often becomes obvious they cannot do so anymore. If a loved one is simply unable to care for themselves, it may be necessary to consider alternative measures. For example, the loved one may be better off not living at home. Instead, a qualified nursing facility can offer the care they need in a good setting with highly trained staffers. While in theory this sounds ideal, unfortunately in actual practice this may not work out. Nursing homes today may not always meet the kind of standards required under the law. Even after a great deal of research to locate the best possible nursing, care may not be the best at a local area facility.

Living Up to Legal Obligations

It can be hard to see a loved one in a care facility. This is why people may not be immediately aware that there is a problem in the home. A loved one may only stay for a short time. However, even during this short time, it can become obvious there is a problem with abuse. Some signs are apparent immediately while others may take some time to discover. A nursing home should be a place that gives off a sense that residents are actively being cared for in a safe space. The home should seem pleasant and well kept from the very first time the loved one enters inside. People may expect that a nursing home is not going to be a nice place to live and may overlook signs of abuse. Such should not be the case. Under state laws, the nursing home must be kept tidy and patients must be given the care they have been promised when they agreed to live there.

Looking for Abuse

If the person suspects abuse, it may not always easy to find evidence for it during a short visit. Many nursing home residents have cognitive impairments that led to their being given over to the care of the home. They may not be responsive during a visit. At the same time, it is important to keep in mind that any sudden changes in a nursing home resident’s reactions can be a sign that all is not well in the entire facility. A patient who suddenly appears lethargic or has lost control of their bodily function may indicate that proper care is not being given. A loved one should know exactly what medical conditions their loved one has as well as what measures are being taken to treat it both in the short-term and over a much longer period of time. The staffers may not be doing their job at all or or not doing them well. It’s a good idea to look closely at their actions during the course of any visit. A staffer should ideally be well dressed with clean clothing. They should also be willing to answer any questions relatives have both about any given resident and about the overall care provided in this facility. When staffers appear indifferent or even actively hostile to questions, this can be a red flag that all is not what it should be in the home.

Any Next Steps

It can be hard to know what to do next if there is possible abuse at a nursing home. Administration officials may not respond to any concerns directly. They may even question why the person is asking such questions at all. At the same time, nursing home abuse can have serious consequences that must be addressed as soon as possible. A patient who is being neglected or abused may find their last years one in which they get sicker and sicker while not being allowed to make the most of their golden years. In that case, it’s crucial that any loved one do their best to figure out what next steps they should take. Dekalb nursing home abuse lawyers offer the advice people need about this issue. They can help prod administrators to offer answers. They can also push them to offer specific responses to any apparent neglect or abuse. Legal advice from qualified lawyers can also allow the loved one to find out what kind of right they have to contact the authorities and get them possibly act as soon as possible to investigate any nursing home.

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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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