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Personal Injury Involving Loss of Vision, Speech & Hearing
The ability to see, speak and hear without limitation is something that is taken for granted by people who have the full use of their faculties. The loss of any one of them, however, can make it difficult – if not impossible – to work and otherwise lead a normal life. There can also be considerable emotional damage when the loss of vision, speech or hearing is brought about by a traumatic injury.Contact for a free consultation
If you lost the use of your senses due to somebody else’s carelessness or recklessness, you may have the right to file a lawsuit. You may also be able to claim Social Security disability benefits because of your impairment.
To find out more about your rights and options, including whether you have a case, call Marasco & Nesselbush now or contact us online. With a dedication to personal justice and a track record of extraordinary results, we are Rhode Island’s trusted personal injury law firm.
Depending on the severity of vision loss, daily tasks such as reading, writing, using technology, telling time, recognizing faces and simply getting around can be much more difficult.
According to Prevent Blindness America, adult vision problems cost the U.S. $51.4 billion each year in direct medical costs, other direct costs and lost productivity.
Some patients learn to cope with vision loss and live independently, but doing so may still require the use of a guide dog and occasional in-home care. Some visually impaired patients require full-time assistance, particularly the elderly.
The degrees of hearing loss range from mild (only soft sounds are hard to hear) to moderate (difficulty hearing normal speech) to profound (only very loud sounds are perceptible). Loss of hearing can affect one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral), be symmetrical or asymmetrical, and get better, worse or remain stable over time.
Individuals with hearing loss often suffer socially and emotionally as their ability to effectively communicate with others diminishes. Productivity at work also suffers from hearing loss, and the deaf and hard of hearing often require education and social services.
A study published in the International Journal of Technology found that severe to profound hearing loss costs society nearly $300,000 per person over that person’s life. Another study found that hearing loss negatively impacts household income up to $12,000 per year.
Loss of speech can profoundly affect a person by limiting the ability to communicate with the outside world and may require costly speech-language therapy. Aphasia, one type of impaired expression, can improve in time, but not in all cases.
Causes of Vision, Speech and Hearing Loss
- Traumatic brain injury resulting from a car accident or other motor vehicle accident, fall accident, dangerous product or assault.
- Medical malpractice such as a medication error, surgical error, or diagnostic/failure-to-treat error.
- An on-the-job injury that was caused by a third party (not your employer or a coworker).
We also help clients obtain Social Security disability benefits for their impaired hearing, speech and vision.
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- Prevent Blindness America
- World Health Organization – Deafness and hearing loss
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Types of Hearing Loss
- International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care – The societal costs of severe to profound hearing loss in the United States
- Better Hearing Institute – The Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss on Household Income
- The University of Tennessee Medical Center – Speech Impairment/Loss
- U.S. News & World Report – Post-Stroke Speech Problems Inflate Cost of Treatment