Language Loss from a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause long-term damage to the areas of the brain responsible for language creation and understanding. A person who develops a brain injury that affects these important communication centers may have significant difficulty in understanding others or, in turn, being understood. People who sustain this kind of brain damage, which can require substantial medical care to overcome or manage, because of another party’s negligent or reckless actions may be eligible to pursue legal action to recover the cost of their wide range of disability expenses.
If you or someone you love has lost significant language skills as a result of another person’s careless and dangerous conduct, you should consider fighting for compensation and justice. For more information about how we may be able to fight to protect your rights and interests, contact a Cincinnati brain injury lawyer of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, at 513-321-7733 today.
TBIs and Language Disabilities
Depending on the severity and scope of the injuries, a person may experience different kinds of language-related disabilities. These disabilities may include the following problems:
- Creating spoken or written language
- Speech problems, such as loss of natural intonation or volume
- Writing problems, leading to illegibility or pain while writing
- Comprehending language, both spoken or written
Treating these disorders can prove to be a difficult task that takes time and specialized assistance, depending on the type of disability and its severity. In some cases, a combination of medication, surgery, and intense cognitive and language therapies can significantly improve, if not restore, regular language function. However, not all injured individuals will experience this complete recovery, and in either situation, the cost of care can be exorbitant.
A brain injury that has left you or someone you love with a language disability may place a large financial burden on your household. However, you shouldn’t be the one to bear this burden when someone else is at fault for the injury. To learn more about the legal process involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit after an injury, contact the Cincinnati brain injury attorneys of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, by calling 513-321-7733 today.