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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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Moline nursing home abuse lawyers

As today’s generation continues to retire, they will face all sorts of special challenges. The sheer number of people who are expected to retire in the coming years may case problems. Many communities are not necessarily equipped to respond to such challenges. In their haste to serve the needs of their local aging population, many communities have unfortunately allowed less than adequate care facilities to arise. Nursing homes are entrusted with the care of some of the most vulnerable members of society. Meeting the needs of elderly Americans frequently poses special challenges. For example, modern medicine has made it possible to extend the human life span beyond what was previously thought possible. At the same time, modern medicine has not always allowed people to remain healthy as they age. Many people today in this age group face all kinds of medical issues that may need special care and specific help.

Nursing Home Quality

In the rush to provide help for patients, unfortunately certain things may have been overlooked. A local nursing facility may offer what appears to be a great solution. At the same time, this facility may have problems that lie just beneath the surface. These problems can compromise the care of the patients. One of the biggest problems many nursing homes face is finding qualified caregivers. Caregivers need to capable of assuming many roles. A caregiver may need to help the patient take their medication, offer them physical therapy and help them eat. In the rush to find qualified people, many nursing homes today may not do all they need to properly screen their applicants. A nursing home staffer may be up to the challenges faced by elderly. Some staffers, unfortunately, may even be inclined to abusing their patients. These staffers may even have a criminal background that should have ruled them out as caregivers altogether. Elderly patients can suffer from such abuse and lack of care in many ways. The staffers may not give the patient the medications they need on time or may carelessly give them medications that were intended for someone else. Staffers can also compromise a patient’s care by not cleaning the facility often enough or not cleaning it at all. In some cases, nursing home staffer abuse can be immediately obvious. A patient may have problems such as bedsores or other untreated conditions that indicate that neglect and abuse are an issue.

Moving Forward

A loved one may visit the nursing home resident and find that all is not well. The patient may indicate a particular distaste for a particular staffer during the visit or may indicate a specific aversion to a group of staffers. If abuse is suspected, it’s a good idea to watch that person closely. See how they interact with the patient directly. A staffer should ideally be gentle and soothing even if the patient is obviously agitated. The staffer who seems indifferent at best or even actively hostile is someone who may not be suited for the job. If there is a problem with a given staffer, it can be useful to bring this up with the management of the facility. They can help clarify any apparent problems. Sometimes, however, this may not be enough. Facility officials may be reluctant to against a fellow staffer even if they personally know that all is quite well. If that is the case, it’s a good idea to think about further action against the staffer and even possibly against the facility as a whole. Legal action can provide a useful solution to barriers to a loved one’s good care at a nursing home facility.

Legal Remedies

Legal remedies are available if abuse is a problem. Moline nursing home abuse lawyers can help the client investigate possible remedies that may be available to them. A nursing home manager who is not hiring staffers with the necessary qualifications can be held legally liable. If the home is part of a chain or a larger organization, that organization can also be held liable for the problems faced by inferior care. It’s imperative to understand what kind of remedies are possible under state laws. These laws are designed to protect patients who are living in these homes from abuse by staffers. They are also designed to provide a legal method to remove a caregiver who is not doing their duty to the resident and not following state laws. Layers provide the full legal means to force nursing home officials to do the right and moral thing.

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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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