A Hearing Loss Lawsuit Can Help You and Loved Ones Face the Future
Have you or a loved one suffered hearing loss? If so, you know the devastating consequences that it can have on your life. You may no longer be able to hear your loved ones’ voices or listen to your favorite music. The damage may also affect your ability to work or engage in your favorite activities. If you are suffering from these effects, a hearing loss lawsuit with representation from one of our proven San Diego, CA, attorneys can help you face the future. Our lawyers can fight tirelessly for you. They can seek compensation to cover your medical bills and lost wages, as well provide restitution for your pain and suffering. Contact us today to speak to one of our experienced attorneys.
If you believe that your hearing loss is the result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact one of our proven attorneys right away.
The Causes of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss typically develops in two ways. Conductive hearing loss occurs because of issues with the physical makeup of your ear. Because of these problems, your ear cannot carry sound waves to your eardrum. For example, problems with your Eustachian tubes, a perforated eardrum, and tumors can all cause hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss develops because of damage to the nerves, inner ear, or sound-processing portions of the brain. While some conductive hearing issues can be caused by injury, we most frequently see legal cases involving sensorineural hearing loss and damage.
Common injuries and factors that lead to hearing loss include:
- Prolonged exposure to loud noises, especially in the workplace. Your employer may be held responsible for your injury if they did not enforce proper safety protocols or supply appropriate protective equipment.
- Defective products, such as ineffective ear plugs or overly loud equipment, can also cause a hearing loss injury.
- Car accidents can cause physical damage to the ear, leading to conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
- You could also suffer hearing damage because of medical malpractice when a doctor makes a surgical error when operating on your ear or fails to diagnose a serious condition that leads to damage.
How Hearing Loss Can Affect Your Life
An ear injury can have significant effects, in your immediate life and long into the future. You may notice ringing or humming in your ears, especially after you leave work or another loud environment. Eventually, you may find that you have to turn up the volume on the TV, you do not notice sounds around you, and you struggle to hear people speaking to you. You could also lose hearing entirely, either gradually or immediately after an accident. When this occurs, you may face problems at work, or you may not be able to work at all. You could also have steep medical bills as you seek treatment for your injuries and therapy to learn how to function without your hearing.
You can lose hearing entirely, either gradually or immediately after an accident.
What to Do in the Case of a Hearing Loss Injury
If you notice humming in your ears, or if your hearing seems less sharp than it used to be, you should contact a doctor immediately. They may be able to reverse hearing loss or prevent further damage. With timely action, you can also change your working habits or environment to reduce the impact on your hearing.
In addition, if you believe that your hearing loss is the result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact one of our proven attorneys right away. Even if you still have some hearing, or if the damage was temporary, you may be entitled to compensation. Hearing can continue to decline and be affected well into the future, and you can protect yourself and your loved ones form future financial hardship related to your injury. While financial compensation cannot make up for the losses you have suffered, your future can be more secure.
Seek Provel Legal Counsel
Our attorneys are qualified to handle the often complex realm of hearing loss lawsuits. Contact our office to schedule a free evaluation and learn more about our legal services and your options.