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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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Waukegan nursing home abuse lawyers

The decision to place someone in nursing home care often comes about as a result of a great deal of planning and lots of investigative work by the person’s loved ones. Over time, the person’s loved ones may have noticed that their loved one has all sorts of issues with cognition and other basic tasks. They may also notice that the person they love can no longer do things such as shop for food or even drive. In that case, a nursing home is often the best solution. Such homes allow people to get the care they need in a setting that is designed specifically for this purpose. Nursing homes allow residents to live out the years remaining in great comfort with all of their emotional, physical and mental needs met. While this is the way it is supposed to work, unfortunately, this is not always the case for all those living in a nursing home.

When Something is Not Right

After picking out a nursing home, many people wonder if they’ve done the right thing. They may have questions about the choice of home for their loved one. This is why people will often visit the person in the nursing home several times shortly after they’ve moved there. During the visit, a person may notice that something seems off in some way. The home may not have an inviting smell when they walk inside. The meeting areas may seem less than clean. Even worse, their loved one might not appear to be happy. While a transition of this kind can be quite traumatic, if the resident is not content, this can be a huge cause for concern. The resident’s speech and manners may seem different. There may be other residents in the home who also seem quite troubled. Even as people age, a change in personality is not particularly common. The same is true of changes in the person’s hygiene. If the resident appears to be unshaven, or has not changed their clothing in several days, this can be an indication that something is wrong with the facility. The feeling that is all not well with a loved one’s living conditions can be just the push they need to consider what should be done to respond to it. For example, if there are minor issues such as sheets that have clearly not been changed in several days, this may be helped by a simple word to the staff. On the other hand, when matters are clearly more serious, this is the time to consider out possible ways to get the changes wanted from the administrators of the nursing home.

Responding to Problems

There are many kinds of actions that can be taken in the event that someone suspects a problem. Nursing homes today must meet all necessary state regulations. These regulations are designed to protect the residents. Residents who have medical conditions are required to have access to skilled medical care. For example, a resident with Parkinson’s Disease is required to have access to a doctor who can determine the progress of the illness and decide how best to mitigate any side effects. Patients also have other rights as well. A patient must be given access to the help promised in the contract that the facility signed. The facility cannot alter this contract without letting people know. For example, if the facility promised the resident a private room, they cannot change this arrangement unilaterally. They also must maintain the facility by keeping it as clean as possible. Facility staffers who do not adhere to these rules or behave in ways that are contrary to the needs of residents such as not helping them shower or eat may be subject to all kinds of consequences from the state and from the court system.

Forcing Change

In many cases, it may not be enough to simply speak with the officials who are running the nursing home. More severe penalties may be in order. Waukegan nursing home abuse lawyers and step in and force the home to act. They can do various types of things that will legally force nursing home officials to remedy any problems. They can also engage in other legal actions that may be related to this issue. For example, a lawyer may be able to pursue civil court actions against the managers of the home. This can result in heavy fiscal damages being awarded to the plaintiff because the nursing home did not live to their legal obligations.

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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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