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Vocal Cord Paralysis

Serious trauma to the head, neck, or back can seriously damage important nerves, including those that control your throat and vocal cords. This can result in laryngeal nerve damage, or vocal cord paralysis. This condition occurs when a person’s vocal cords are not able to open or shut as they normally should. As a whole, laryngeal nerve damage can lead to a variety of health problems that may have a major impact on an individual’s life.

If you have suffered from another person’s negligent actions that left you with paralyzed vocal cords or other nerve damage, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088 today. Let our experienced advisors assist you with your legal concerns.

Complications from Laryngeal Nerve Damage

The vocal cords are responsible for a variety of important bodily functions. These flaps of tissue are responsible for allowing a person to speak, swallow, and breathe correctly. Without properly functioning vocal cords, the following health concerns can arise:

  • Choking on food particles
  • Suffocation from insufficient air flow
  • Speech problems

With some types of laryngeal nerve damage, the vocal cords are trapped in the closed position. This can prevent air from going through a person’s throat, leading to suffocation. A person may require an emergency tracheotomy in these cases to provide oxygen to their lungs.

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If you or someone you love has suffered from nerve damage because of another individual’s careless behavior, there may be legal options available against the responsible party. To learn more about your rights and options as an injured individual, contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Donald Guthrie today by calling 904-296-1088.

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