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What Is Dysarthria?

A person who has sustained an injury to certain portions of the nervous system can develop serious speech problems. When the nerves controlling the major speech organs are damaged in an accident, the victim may lose his or her ability to control basic characteristics of speech, such as the inflection or rate of delivery. As a result, speech may sound almost robotic and lacking in any emotion.

If your expressive speaking abilities have been compromised due to injuries resulting from the negligence of another party, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation. Contact Jacksonville brain injury lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., by calling 904-296-1088 for more information regarding your rights and options in this trying time.

Problems with Dysarthria

Dysarthria can take a heavy toll on a person emotionally, as it can strain relationships and create awkward, or even dangerous, social situations due to the inability to communicate emotion through speech. Instead, a person’s speech can become monotonous and uncontrolled. However, this disorder can become particularly troublesome for professionals who require strong speaking or presentation skills.

The following are some characteristics of speech that a person suffering from dysarthria may be unable to control:

  • Rate of speech
  • Pronunciation
  • Volume
  • Inflection and emphasis
  • Tone of voice
  • Pitch

While therapeutic treatments can help to remedy this condition, at least in part, they are likely to be expensive. Moreover, an individual may be unable to work for a considerable period of time, creating financial distress through no fault of his or her own. Successful legal action can help you to obtain the resources necessary to cope with these effects, so it is recommended that you consult with a skilled and experienced Jacksonville brain injury attorney about your case.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has developed dysarthria because of another individual’s negligent behavior, there may be legal options available. To learn more about your rights as an injured individual, contact Jacksonville brain injury attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., today at 904-296-1088.

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