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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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Hoffman Estates Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Elderly abuse has become a concern in recent years, with more awareness brought to how our senior citizens are treated. Older people are more susceptible to abuse due to diminishing mental capacity and decreased physical strength. Diseases like dementia, which is prevalent among the geriatric population, may make it harder to defend against abuse.

Because we love our elderly, we want them to live out safe and healthy lives. The best way to accomplish that is by ensuring that our seniors are left in the hands of caring, compassionate, and competent professionals. Unfortunately, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are sometimes staffed with uncaring individuals who will mistreat our loved ones.

Abuse and Neglect

In order to better prevent elderly abuse in nursing homes or facilities, we first must recognize the different types of abuse. There is emotional abuse, coming in the form of insults, gaslighting, and degradation of character. Then there’s physical or sexual abuse; many senior citizens aren’t physically capable of defending themselves against a healthy young adult. There’s also financial abuse, a widespread problem where older people are monetarily exploited.

Signs of Abuse or Neglect

Once we can recognize the types of abuse that can occur in a home or a facility, the next step is to learn how to recognize the warning signs. Some of our elderly loved ones won’t always inform us of when abuse is going on, so it may be up to us to look for it. Common signs of abuse or neglect include:

  • Mysterious cuts, bruises, burns, or bleeding.
  • A staff member who frequently ignores or insults other seniors.
  • Sudden changes in behavior. If a senior seems depressed, timid, or fearful, they may be suffering from abuse.
  • Unexplained withdrawals in the senior’s financial statements.
  • Consistent injuries.
  • The senior’s healthcare needs aren’t being met.

If you are unsure about whether your senior relative is suffering from abuse, try to communicate with him or her about the situation. Sometimes it is difficult for victims to open up about what is bothering them, especially if they feel unsafe or trapped.

Standing Up to Abusers

If you suspect that an elder is experiencing abuse from an assisted living staff member, you can take action to protect the elder. Should an emergency situation arise, be sure to call 911 for help. However, if the situation isn’t an emergency, you can contact Adult Protective Services to take a look at the home or facility. Adult Protective Services will investigate the staff and look for signs of neglect, abuse, or exploitation. If abuse is discovered in the investigative process, APS will alert you and take actions to protect the senior citizen living in the home.

How We Can Help

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities aren’t free to mistreat its inhabitants; these facilities are legally obligated to care for seniors in a safe and healthy manner. If an APS investigation finds that abuse is a regular occurrence at a facility, then family members can take legal action against the facility. Enough gathered evidence may entitle the senior’s family to financial compensation.

Do you have a loved one who is suffering from abuse while living in an assisted living facility? You can make sure that the facility’s staff members face the consequences by bringing them to court. Zayed Law Offices is a legal firm that specializes in nursing home abuse cases. We can bring justice to your case. To learn if your case qualifies for compensation, please contact us at 309-291-3931 for a free case evaluation.

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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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