From the moment we are born, we begin using our senses to evaluate the world around us. There is nothing more precious. The concept of losing one or more senses is inconceivable, especially if that loss is the result of negligence.
Loss of senses can result from a host of negligent causes; medical malpractice (specifically medication errors, anesthesia mistakes, complications of brain surgery, and the use of unsafe medications), work accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and the use of defective products. The severity and type of injury varies depending on which of the six senses is affected.
Loss of sight can be caused by misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, unsafe chemicals, blunt trauma to the eye and/or head, traumatic brain injury, and surgical mistakes. Eyesight injuries include:
- Blindness in one eye
- Total blindness
- Complete loss of one or both eyes
- Chronic blurry vision
- Failure to diagnose diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts
Loss of hearing can be the result of medical mistakes, explosions, piercing of the eardrum, continuous exposure to loud noises, and blunt trauma to the head. Loss of hearing includes:
- Total deafness
- Partial deafness
- Deafness in one ear
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ear
- Loss of balance
Loss of taste and/or smell is caused by chemical inhalation, head injury, allergic reactions, dental work, complications of brain surgery, and anesthesia mistakes.
- Complete loss of taste and or smell
- Partial loss of taste and or smell
If you or someone you love has experienced an injury to the senses, you need to call me right away at 1 (877) 944-4373. I will fight to get you compensation for the significant loss you have suffered.
Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.