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Cochlear Implant Lawyer

Do you need a cochlear implant injury lawyer? Chubb Law is investigating cases for people who have been injured by defective cochlear implants.

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What Can Go Wrong With Cochlear Implants?

When a child is born deaf or hard of hearing, parents are faced with an impossible and life-changing decision of whether to seek out cochlear implant surgery for their child. While cochlear implants are able to address partial or total hearing loss and aid in the learning and understanding of speech, their medical use over the last 2 decades has been fraught with device recalls, complications, and numerous instances of malfunction. This has resulted in injuries and difficulties for patients, with long-reaching effects on quality of life.

Defective Device Symptoms.

Many cochlear implant device lineups, such as the HiRes 90K, Cochlear Nucleus CI500 range, Clarion, and MED EL cochlear system, have been recalled over the years due to adverse complications caused either by substandard manufacturing practices, or failure to conform within cochlear implant standard specifications. If you are one of the thousands of individuals who have not undergone a revision surgery, you may be at risk of your device failing. If you experience any of the device failing signs below, please contact our cochlear implant lawyer to discuss your claim options.

Cochlear Implant Device Failings

  • Intermittent functioning.
  • Complete loss of sound.
  • Discomfort or pain within the inner ear.
  • Unwillingness to use headphones.
  • Balance issues.
  • Sudden loud noises, crackling, or popping sounds.
  • Electric shocks.

While device failure is of high concern, the implantation procedure carries its own list of risks and complications. While a lot of these side effects are on the rare side, if they are present, they can cause significant harm to the individual.

  • Damaged cochlea cells cause total loss of natural hearing.
  • Bacterial meningitis; a potential fatal infection where there is swelling around the spinal cord and lining of the brain.
  • Tissue death surrounding the cochlear implant.
  • Cerebrospinal/perilymph fluid leakage.
  • Facial nerve paralysis or damage.
  • Dizziness, vertigo, or tinnitus.
  • Taste changes due to nerve damage.
  • Numbness around the ear.
  • Localized inflammation from cochlear implant rejection.
  • Blood or fluid collection at the surgical site.
  • Skin wound infections or severe infections at implant site.

Among these potential side effects, an individual with a cochlear implant may also need to change their behavior when interacting with an electronic environment, choosing alternative medical treatment options, or making lifestyle changes due to unsuccessful surgical outcomes.

How A Cochlear Implant Lawyer Can Help

Individuals and families who have suffered harm, whether pre-surgery or post-surgery, due to a defective cochlear implant, may be able to receive compensation through a skilled cochlear implant lawyer, in the form of:

  • Medical expenses for hospitalization, surgery, medication, and future treatments.
  • Replacement costs for implants that are defective or are no longer being manufactured.
  • Compensation for lost income due to cochlear implant injuries.
  • Pain and suffering compensation for emotional trauma such as anxiety, fear, or PTSD in relation to cochlear implant device use.
  • Wrongful death expenses for family members that pass away due to complications from cochlear implants. This can include coverage for funeral, burial, pre-death medical bills, loss of consortium compensation, and more.

Has Your Cochlear Implant Device Harmed You or Failed?

Despite the amazing capabilities of cochlear implants, they are not without risk. If you or a loved one has experienced adverse effects from cochlear implant surgery, defective devices, or cochlear implant recalls, please reach out to our team here at Chubb Law.

Our cochlear implant lawyer will take the time to understand your unique situation and provide you with the legal support and advocacy you need to recover. Give us a call at (407) 777-4382 to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team to discuss your case, or contact our firm through our website. We have a same-day email and phone call return policy, and are a “no win/no fee” firm, meaning that you pay no fees until we win your case.

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