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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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rockford medical malpractice lawyers

The medical field is incredibly diverse and requires many abilities. In order to enter the field in any capacity, people will need at least some training and education. Many nurses and doctors spend years mastering the basics of patient care. If something goes wrong, medical professionals can be held legally liable for the resulting problems. Today’s patients have access to recourse under state laws. These laws are designed to ensure that all patients can have access to generally accepted standards of care when seeking out medical help. The standard of care is designed to make sure that anyone working in the field of medicine adheres to specific standards that are widely known and understood to be the best way to insure favorable patient outcomes. When someone goes wrong, a patient is entitled to redress under the law. Hiring Rockford medical malpractice lawyers can help anyone determine what steps they need to take to remedy the situation.

Types of Issues

Determining if a patient has a medical malpractice case can be difficult. Even if someone thinks they were harmed, this may not be the case. For example, a parent may have a medical problem that an adult child believes has not been treated according to the known standard of care. The doctor may have made minor mistakes treating their arthritis. Even if the doctor made a mistake such as giving the patient a too high dose of medication to treat pain, this does not mean the doctor may be guilty of malpractice. The error may mean the patient merely had a dose of pain meds that were slightly too high but did not cause harm. A doctor can be charged with malpractice under certain circumstances. They must have a mistake and the mistake must have caused the patient an injury.

Filing the Lawsuit

Each case is different. However, in general, many lawyers see certain types of medical malpractice that are clearly an indication of a problem on the part of the doctor. For example, a doctor may have done unnecessary surgery on the patient merely to line his pockets. The doctor may have performed the surgery when other, less invasive procedures would have served the patient equally well. Likewise, a doctor may have made a wrong diagnosis. For example, the doctor may have failed to notice the patient has cancer. Instead, they believed the patient was merely suffering from back pain. They may have also failed to notice that a case of cancer has spread from one organ to the next. In that case, the doctor’s failure led to the patient’s lack of access to effective treatment and to ongoing physical issues.

A doctor or nurse may have prescribed an inappropriate course of treatment. For example, the patient may have sought out help for a severe sunburn. If the emergency room staffers gave the patient the wrong medications or failed to make sure the sunburn was not accompanied by other issues such as heat stroke, this generally constitutes medical malpractice. The same is true of discharging a patient still in need of medical care. If a patient sought out medical treatment for a stroke but the doctor sent them away without treatment, this can be grounds for a lawsuit. The same is true if they were discharged but not given adequate aftercare instructions in instructions that were inaccurate in some way.

State Filing Deadlines

Medical malpractice cases are filed in the civil court system. The civil court system hears cases that are not considered criminal matters. People typically file civil court cases because they are seeking monetary recompense. The courts will not put someone in prison as a result of a civil court case. However, a person can be fined because they failed to meet certain standards. In addition, it is possible for a doctor or other medical professional to lose their state license.

Anyone who is considering filing a medical malpractice lawsuit should keep in mind that state civil courts ask filers to meet a deadline. It’s crucial to find out what kind of deadlines apply in any given malpractice case and why. This kind of deadline is known as a statue of limitations. Under this requirement, the injured party has only a certain time frame in order to seek relief from the court system. This is why consulting with a medical malpractice lawyer is so useful. They can help plaintiffs determine if they have a case and how best to seek legal help.

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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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