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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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Naperville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Unfortunately, there are many types of nursing home abuse that you will need to look out for if you have a family member in this type of facility. There are workers who will take the time to provide the care that is needed for residents, but there are also workers who don’t care about the residents and only want the money that they make. Most of the time, any kind of nursing home abuse goes unreported because the victim is threatened or the family members don’t know what to look for if abuse is suspected. Nurses and administrators sometimes don’t know that the abuse is taking place, and if they do, they fail to report it to the family because they don’t want a lawsuit against the facility.

Sexual
It’s not a pleasant situation to think about, but sexual abuse does occur in nursing homes. The residents are often threatened by the worker who commits the act, which is why you might not even know that this abuse is taking place. Sexual abuse doesn’t have to involve intercourse. It could be unwanted touching, assault, or forceful undressing. An STD that is unexplained is one of the warning signs to pay attention to if any kind of sexual abuse is suspected. However, this would require your family member being examined by a doctor. The nurses and other staff members would need to order these tests, which would mean that they would likely suspect something as well. Keep any evidence that is obtained to give to an attorney who can help you file a claim against the nursing home and the person who is responsible for the abuse. Infections of the genitals are also signs of abuse. Examine the body for any bruises on the breasts or in the genital region. Bruising on the breasts often indicates restraint or some kind of force that was used.

If you notice bleeding from the anus or the vagina, then it could be because an object has been used or because a significant amount of force has been used. If you wash your family member’s clothing, look for any kind of blood on the underwear. You also need to look for blood on the sheets and blankets. Ask the staff about anything that you see that is out of the ordinary. At times, these issues could be explained by an illness or an accident. Most of the time, these injuries are received because of abuse as most residents in a nursing home aren’t sexually active and don’t have a reason to bleed from private areas of the body.

Emotional Abuse
Many residents in nursing homes sit in the bed all day or in a chair. There are some who will interact with others at mealtime or when special activities are offered. Residents who have been abused emotionally tend to withdraw from other people. They sometimes don’t talk to family members or friends who visit. The person who is committing the abuse makes the resident feel like they are worthless and that they shouldn’t be there. Emotional abuse also includes giving the resident the silent treatment and simply not paying attention to the person. The resident is usually treated like a child and not allowed to take part in the other activities that the facility offers. If your family member is quiet and seems tense, then it could be a sign that someone in the facility is making your loved one feel worthless.

An attorney can help by examining the evidence presented and asking that staff members speak with the proper authorities to determine what is being said to residents in the facility. Your attorney can file the proper claims against the nursing home for compensation or to have the workers involved fired.

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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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