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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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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Anyone can enter a nursing home as long as there is a medical reason. The person’s doctor would need to sign off on the order for the person to go to the facility. However, most of the people who are in nursing homes are elderly. Unfortunately, the people who work in nursing homes are the ones who abuse this group of people the most. They work closely with the residents, offering an ideal time for the abuse to occur. Abuse involving elders and nursing homes is sometimes hard to detect, especially if you don’t visit with your family member all the time or there were issues with communication before the person went to the nursing home in the first place.

One of the common types of abuse that is often seen in nursing homes is physical abuse. It could range from hitting the resident to restraining the resident when it’s not needed. Some staff members use objects to hit the residents, such as belts, brushes, and paddles. There are also workers who use their hands to hit residents. A type of abuse that doesn’t get a lot of attention is sexual abuse. This occurs when residents receive unwanted sexual attention. Residents who are unable to speak or move are subject to sexual abuse more than residents who are able to express themselves.

When residents are yelled at or called names, it’s usually constituted as psychological abuse. Humiliating a resident or keeping them from attending social events in the nursing home are other forms of psychological abuse. Elders often feel like they are worthless or are treated like children when they are psychologically abused. This kind of abuse can play a significant part in how the elder interacts with other residents in the facility and with family members. It’s usually hard to detect this kind of abuse because the person might not want to talk about what’s taking place, and there aren’t any physical signs to look for on the body.

When workers in a nursing home have access to bank account numbers and the money that residents have, financial abuse can take place. Workers quietly take money from the residents, especially those who don’t have family members who monitor what is spent. Doctors and nurses can also commit financial abuse by filing claims that aren’t needed and for treatments that aren’t performed in order to get more money from insurance companies or government assistance. There are also workers who will search through the belongings that residents have and take money from wallets or drawers. Another type of financial abuse is when the worker applies for credit using the resident’s name.

A common type of abuse that can sometimes be accidental is neglect. There are times when nursing assistants have to provide care for so many residents at one time that they can’t offer the adequate care that is needed for each one. Negligent acts take place, such as keeping food and water from residents during the day until the worker has the time to serve meals or not providing proper hygiene.

When you visit with your family member, pay attention to the attitude that is exhibited. Look for any bruises or injuries that can’t be explained. Keep track of the money that is available in the elder’s account. If you notice anything that suddenly changes or notice any kind of pain that is present, then you need to alert a doctor or other authorities. An attorney can file the proper claims so that you receive compensation for injuries and pain and suffering. The claim could also include actions against the individual who committed the abuse and not just the nursing home.

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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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