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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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Palatine Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

A nursing home is a place where a person should feel safe and secure. While most facilities offer quality care from trained medical professionals, this is not always the case. The good news is that family members can take action on their loved one’s behalf if they suspect or confirm that abuse is taking place. An attorney may be able to help ensure that a nursing home is held accountable for breaching its duty of care toward a resident.

What Are Some Examples of Nursing Home Abuse?

There are many different ways in which an individual could be the victim of nursing home abuse. For example, a resident could be forced to go days without eating or go days without anyone checking on his or her condition. If a resident is not moved on a regular basis, it is possible to form sores on almost any part of the body. Those sores can be become infected and cause secondary health problems to occur.

Individuals who are not allowed to converse with their fellow residents can become lonely and depressed. The same is true if they are not allowed to see or talk with their friends or family members outside the facility. Isolating an individual from other people is generally considered to be abuse, and most reputable facilities will take steps to make sure that residents have an active social life.

If a person within a nursing home is forced to work or otherwise commit an act against his or her will, that will be seen as abuse. These acts could be sexual in nature or humiliate the resident in a general sense. Financial abuse can also occur within the confines of a nursing home.

Steps That You Can Take to Stop Such Abuse

If you think that your family member has been abused while at a nursing home, it is important to take steps to stop it immediately. One of the first things that you should do is visit your loved one as soon as possible. Make sure that the visit is unannounced so that anyone engaging in illegal activity doesn’t have time to hide evidence of their actions.

Ideally, you will visit your relative multiple times at different times of the day and week. This can help you get a better picture of what is happening at the home and how it might impact your family member. It is also a good idea to install a camera in that person’s room that you can monitor at all times. This may increase the odds that you catch someone in the act or increase the odds that you can intervene before your parent or grandparent has to suffer unnecessarily.

What Will an Attorney Do to Help?

An attorney could take a variety of steps to make sure that your loved one is safe and that the nursing home is held accountable for its actions. For instance, he or she could file a lawsuit that seeks compensation and other relief from the facility. Depending on the type of abuse that a loved one may have experienced, you could receive millions of dollars on behalf of an elderly victim. That money could be used to provide care at home or in another facility. An attorney may also work to negotiate a settlement as opposed to engaging in litigation.

You never want your loved ones to suffer at the hands of another person or entity. If you suspect that abuse is taking place, get your family member out of the facility until an investigation has taken place. Doing so will provide peace of mind for you while ensuring the physical and emotional safety of an elderly person.

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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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