Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Hearing Loss?December 12, 2015
Individuals Who Suffer Hearing Loss Due to the Negligence of Another Have the Right to Seek Compensation
When an individual suffers hearing loss as the result of the negligence of another, the physical and psychological strain can be extremely traumatic.
Unlike many injuries that can be healed with medical care and time, hearing loss is generally a permanent condition that not only affects an individual physically and psychologically, but socially as well. Hearing loss injuries can drastically alter one’s ability to communicate with loved ones, enjoy many forms of entertainment, or perform occupational functions. Given the significant impact that hearing loss injuries can have on an individual’s life, Ohio law allows those who suffer hearing loss injuries due to negligence to seek compensation through civil action.
Hearing Loss Occurs in Many Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are a variety of contexts in which hearing loss may occur, either alone or in conjunction with other personal injuries. For example, loud noises created by motor vehicle accidents or defective products can cause hearing loss through vibratory damage to the eardrum. But motor vehicle accidents and defective products can also cause hearing loss due to debris or other ejected material causing direct physical damage to the eardrum.
Common causes of hearing loss in personal injury cases include:
- Loud Noises (Temporary or Long-Term Exposure)
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Infection Caused by Nursing Home Negligence or Medical Malpractice
- Physical (Non-Vibratory) Damage to the Ear
Contact an Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Hearing Loss Injury
Hearing loss is a severe physical injury. Frequently accompanied by additional physical damages, hearing loss can result in medical expenses, lost wages, and devastating consequences to a victim’s way of life. If you have suffered a hearing loss injury as the result of negligence, malpractice, or a defective product, you need the counsel of an experienced Ohio hearing loss injury attorney.
Contact Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA now for a free consultation about your claim.Back To Blog