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The Loss of Speaking Ability from Brain Damage

A person may develop a serious language disorder known as aphasia after a severe injury to the head. Aphasia involves the loss of some mental ability to process or produce language. In some cases, if the injuries affect particular language centers within the brain, an injury victim’s speech might be compromised. Known as Broca’s aphasia, or expressive aphasia, this disorder can have a significant and negative impact upon an individual’s life.

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with Broca’s aphasia after a brain injury caused by another party’s negligent or reckless actions, a civil lawsuit may be appropriate. To further discuss your options with a compassionate legal advisor, contact Jacksonville brain injury lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., by calling 904-296-1088 today.

Expressive Aphasia Symptoms

A person suffering even marginal brain damage may show some temporary signs of Broca’s aphasia. This disorder results in the loss of the ability to produce fluent language. The disorder is not caused by damage to the speech organs or cognitive losses. Instead, a person simply cannot piece together information in the form of speech. This can create embarrassment and frustration for the affected person, who may be unable to communicate. The following may be indications that an individual is suffering from Broca’s aphasia:

  • Inability to speak fluently and without interruption
  • Loss of vocabulary
  • Lack of concern for adherence to grammatical and syntactic concepts

Broca’s aphasia sufferers may need to undergo substantial cognitive therapy to rebuild their language skills. This time-consuming treatment can be expensive, and when combined with the possible inability to work, can prove to be financially crippling.

Contact Us

If you have sustained brain damage which produced Broca’s aphasia, we may be able to assist you with your legal needs. You may be due financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other damages as appropriate. Contact Jacksonville brain injury attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., today at 904-296-1088.

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