If you have perfect hearing you probably take it for granted – most people do. However, if you suffer from poor hearing you may not necessarily be the right candidate for a hearing aid. In this case a better option might be a cochlear implant. This needs to be surgically implanted and it is placed behind the ear.
While most operations of this type go well, there is always the possibility that a potential hazard could occur. This is the case with all operations of course – there is always a chance of complications. In the case of implants such as these, there are potentially things that can go wrong with the implant itself once it has been inserted. Cochlear implant injury is rare but when it happens it can have profound consequences for the person who has it. If the implant is defective it may have to be re-done and there is also a chance it could worsen your health or hearing in some way. In either case this can be stressful and upsetting and result in you going through further procedures you don’t want to have.
Assessing whether you can make a claim for a cochlear implant injury
It can sometimes be difficult to work out whether you do have a case for compensation. That’s why it is usually best to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer with experience of supporting and handling cochlear implant injury cases. This will give you the confidence that you are getting the right support and information throughout the process. One of these implants should enable you to hear more clearly than you did before. If this is not the case it might be worth considering whether compensation is a possibility.
Let the well-trained team at Accident Advice Helpline help out today
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have experience of dealing with claims such as this. We provide our services on a no win, no fee* basis, enabling you to rely on our support just when you need it most. You can call our free 24/7 enquiry line or alternatively you can choose to take our 30-second online test to get some initial answers. Once you have done this we can assess whether you do have a claim that needs to be considered. Make sure you don’t delay as there is a time limit of three years on these claims, so contact us as soon as you can.