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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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Lombard nursing home abuse lawyers

If you are like many other people who have made the difficult decision to relocate an elderly loved one into a Lombard are nursing home, you may have spent a considerable amount of time exploring all of the options, touring different facilities and even reviewing complaints against different homes before you selected a residence that you felt confident about and comfortable with. Through your research, you may have focused on finding a facility that had reasonable rates, offered the services needed, had a clean and happy environment and that had compassionate, competent staff members. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts to make a careful, informed decision, there is always a chance that your loved one could become a victim of elder abuse while living in a nursing home.

Nursing home abuse may be a more common and serious problem than you may initially think. Consider that many nursing home residents are vulnerable because of their reduced physical and cognitive abilities and because of the semi-private environment of nursing homes. It is estimated that more than 3.2 million Americans of all ages currently live in nursing homes, and many are elderly men and women. For those who are at least 60 years or older, one in ten residents may be abused in some way in a nursing home. You understandably want to keep your loved one as safe as possible. Understanding more about nursing home abuse and what you can do about it can help you to be proactive about this issue.

Exploring the Many Types of Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes
If you are like many others, you have seen horrible stories on the news related to physical abuse of the elderly in nursing homes. This may have included pinching, biting, hitting or even spitting on the elderly. Neglect is a common variation of physical abuse. With neglect, your loved one’s personal hygiene needs may intentionally not be met regularly. He or she may not receive adequate water or nutritious food. Some residents may be physically restrained without cause or for much longer than necessary. In many cases, you will see visible and obvious signs of physical abuse, but staff members may attempt to explain some of the signs away.

Nursing home residents may also be victims in other types of abuse, such as psychological, financial or sexual abuse. Some types of psychological abuse include shaming, humiliating, cursing at and yelling at residents. Theft of identity, credit cards, cash and other assets are types of financial abuse. Sexual abuse may involve unwanted touching or sexual acts, pornographic images and videos and more. Many people think about staff members as possible abusers, but remember that other residents may also be abusers in some situations. In fact, anyone who comes in contact with your relative could be an abuser.

Taking Action When Abuse Is Suspected
Elder abuse is a serious issue that can have a lasting impact on victims. Some studies have indicated that many victims of elder abuse may be more likely to pass away within a few years than non-victims. As soon as you suspect possible abuse of any kind, it is important to conduct further research. If possible, make plans to visit your relative more frequently. Make visits unannounced and at different times throughout the week. Ask friends and family members to do the same. You should also pay attention to your loved one’s financial accounts, personal appearance, appetite level, sleeping habits and more. Even with these efforts, you may still not be able to firmly determine what is happening and who is responsible. To gather concrete evidence, consider using surveillance equipment in the room.

Consulting with a Lawyer
You can see that elder abuse is common and severely detrimental. Regardless of the type of abuse that your loved one may be impacted by, it is essential that you understand legal options fully. In addition to contacting authorities in Lombard about your concerns as soon as possible, consider consulting with a lawyer who has substantial experience with elder law and elder abuse cases. Remember that this issue may be a criminal matter as well as a civil matter. The accused may be tried and prosecuted as a criminal, and you may also be able to seek financial compensation for your loved one through a civil lawsuit. This compensation could pay for your loved one to relocate to a safer residence, to obtain therapy and more. Schedule a consultation with a Lombard lawyer soon so that you can proceed with a proactive plan.

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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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