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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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What Can a Medical Malpractice Attorney Do to Help with My Case?

Medical malpractice attorneys can evaluate your case to see if they can recover damages for your injuries. They go over the entire process and let you know what to expect. Since medical malpractice is a very complex and detailed area of the law, they’ll gather all the information they need. This can include doing research regarding your injury, contacting the appropriate parties as witnesses, and having expert witnesses provide their testimony. They’ll file a lawsuit on your behalf and see it to completion. They’ll negotiate a settlement or take the matter to trial if necessary. They’ll fight for your rights in the process. This is only a small sampling of the work that they’ll take on.

Why Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

As previously stated, the medical malpractice lawyers at Zayed Law Offices take on a great deal of responsibility for their clients in Springfield. Aside from taking care of all the legwork involved, they’ll also cover the expenses associated with filing a lawsuit. For many of their clients this can be a blessing. Filing a lawsuit alone is an incredibly detailed and expensive process. Add in all the expert testimony, documentation required to establish the case, interviewing and deposing, and you have a rather expensive undertaking. Also, our lawyers only take cases on a contingency basis if they’re convinced it’s a winning proposition. Our attorneys are skilled experts who have extensive experience with medical malpractice matters. Also, bear in mind that attorneys require many years of education and specialized training. Taking on such a complex legal matter is inadvisable and is best left in the hands of one of our dedicated, professional, and courteous staff.

How can I determine if my case is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider acts in a negligent manner resulting in a preventablecatastrophe. The party must also have suffered significant damages as a result of the negligent action. There are many different types of medical malpractice. Some of the most commonly seen cases involve the following instances:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Sanitation errors
  • Anesthesia errors

While most medical providers typically mean well, careless mistakes can be made. Many physicians will also engage in practices that could be deemed as risky. Protocol and prudence should always be exercised when treating a patient. A common litmus test is applied to lead to whether the provider was, indeed, acting in a negligent manner. The test involves comparing the protocol of a similar physician or provider of a similar level of experience and education. If that provider would have acted in a different manner, there’s a good chance malpractice was involved. A skilled attorney can ask the right questions to establish negligence. Unpredictable outcomes or disliking the result of a procedure doesn’t necessarily result in negligence. If the provider didn’t breach their duty of care, chances are that the incident didn’t involve negligence.

Another concern is the damages that were incurred as a direct result of the incident. These damages can include lost wages, medical expenses, loss of future income, and more. Punitive damages are often awarded when the actions were so egregious that pain and suffering, loss of opportunity, and diminished or complete loss of functioning has occurred. Again, the damages suffered must be completely attributed to the providers negligent actions and can’t be brought on by another unrelated issue.

Some of the most common incidents seen with medical malpractice cases involve the following:

  • Cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Paralysis
  • Mental health issues
  • Chronic illnesses

How can I get my case started?

To get started, you’ll want to gather as much information as possible upfront. It’s impractical to confront the provider, so it should always be avoided. If you don’t have any documentation available, be certain to make a list detailing the order of events. The attorneys at Zayed Law Offices will request any additional information required. It’s also important that you not wait to contact one of our attorneys. Medical malpractice cases have a short time frame regarding the statute of limitations. You’ll have your free case evaluation to determine the best course of action. You can get in touch with us by visiting us online or by telephone. Get the representation you deserve and reach out to us, today!

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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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