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Hearing Loss Lawsuits

Our sense of hearing is one of our most important tools for interacting with the world around us. However, many of us take the ability to hear for granted. Those with no ability to hear must adapt in ways that many people will never relate to. If someone loses their ability to hear, they learn first-hand how important their hearing is. When someone loses their hearing because of the negligence of another person, they can sue them for their actions.

Suing for a Loss of Hearing

Loss of Hearing in Public

To sue someone for the loss of hearing, a plaintiff must prove that their negligence caused their suffering. For example, imagine a situation where person is in a pawn shop when a gun accidentally goes off and causes a loss of hearing. Depending on the situation, they may be able to sue the pawn shop owner for not properly handling weapons or providing hearing protection inside of the store.

Loss of Hearing from Medications

People have also sued for hearing loss from medications such as Viagra. Sometimes hearing loss is a side effect with certain prescriptions, and permanent hearing loss is a serious injury that could result in a personal injury lawsuit. A lawsuit is especially likely if a plaintiff can prove that the pharmaceutical company who made the drug failed to address concerns about hearing loss caused by their product.

Loss of Hearing at Work

If a person works at a job with frequent noises that could cause a loss of hearing, their employer has a duty to provide hearing protection. Employers must protect the health of their employees, especially when their operations involve loud noises and an obvious risk of hearing loss.

If you are afflicted with hearing loss and believe that the loss of your ears could have been prevented if a third party had been less careless, then you have the right to seek compensation. Sadly, you can't reverse hearing loss, but you can sue for the damages you’ve experienced because of it. If your hearing loss caused you to incur medical debts, caused pain and suffering or harmed your ability to make a living, a personal injury attorney can fight to hold negligent parties responsible for your losses.

Talk to a personal injury attorney today if you need more information about hearing loss lawsuits. Our directory is ready to help you find an experience lawyer practicing in your area.

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