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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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Elmhurst nursing home abuse lawyers

When you’re loved one is in a nursing home, you expect that the workers will treat that person with the respect, care, and attention that is deserved. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case as nursing home abuse is seen in numerous cities across the country. There are residents who require assistance using the bathroom, getting dressed, and eating. This means that they rely on the services that are provided by the nurses and assistance without feeling as though they are a burden. If care isn’t provided in a manner that is healthy or that is abusive, then the nursing home and the worker who is responsible can be charged with abuse. Some health conditions can develop if neglect and abuse occur. These conditions include broken bones, pneumonia, and bedsores. While some health issues are the result of neglect, there are others that are the result of intentional acts of abuse that include hitting and unnecessary restraints.

There are a few different types of abusive care that are often seen in nursing homes. Workers sometimes get overwhelmed with the number of patients that they have to care for, which can result in short tempers while on the floor. However, that is no excuse for abusing residents in the nursing home. There are sometimes workers who are hired who haven’t completed proper training or who might have anger issues that the employer doesn’t know about when the employee completes the application. Physical abuse is often the most common in nursing homes and it is the easiest to detect by family members and others who visit the patient. If physical abuse has occurred, you might notice abnormal bruising, fractures, broken bones, or welts that should not be on the body. Sexual assault takes place in nursing homes as well. This is a type of abuse that often goes undetected unless there is a medical emergency or a medical examination that leads to the discovery of the abuse. Residents who are unable to communicate well or who are unable to physically defend themselves against sexual abuse are often those who endure this kind of treatment.

Medication errors are a type of nursing home abuse as well. Workers might not understand the exact dosage that is to be given or might not know what kind of medications are supposed to be given to which patients. This is where employers can often be at fault because they need to ensure that all employees know how to properly give medications to patients. When transferring patients to a chair or to a device that is used for transportation through the facility, there is a possibility that dropping the patient might happen. While this usually isn’t an act that is intentional, it can be deemed neglect or an abusive action because care should be taken when ensuring that the resident is properly secured when moving from the bed. Dropping a patient can result in fractures or broken bones. If the patient already has health issues, then it could exacerbate the condition and sometimes lead to the death of the patient.

Some of the types of negligent care that are considered abuse include bedsores, which is when patients aren’t turned while they are in the bed like they should be as well as infections that result from being in human excrement for long periods. Infections can also occur when workers don’t use sanitary equipment while working with patients or use the same pieces of equipment with multiple patients.

If you see any signs of abuse, then contact an attorney who is willing to stand up to the nursing home and who will fight for the rights of your loved one. An attorney can contact the proper officials so that charges can be filed and so that your family can receive the compensation deserved for medical payments and pain and suffering that is endured.

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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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