Dysarthria

Following a brain injury or a stroke, people are often worried about permanent damage to their nervous systems. Nerves run throughout the body, providing the brain both with a way to give commands and a way to receive messages from the rest of the body. As nerves are weakened or destroyed, motor functions and feeling begin to fail. However, this can go beyond motor functions related to mobility. Dysarthria is a nervous disorder that occurs when the nerve controlling speech functions is damaged.

If you have suffered a brain injury due to the negligent actions of another person or entity, contact the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Effects of Dysarthria

As dysarthria affects the speech organs involved in creating language, a person does not necessarily suffer any grammatical losses. Sentences will still come out correctly, unlike people who have developed aphasia as a result of brain damage. Instead, the features of speech may be affected. The following changes can occur:

  • Loss of intonation
  • Loss of control over volume
  • Loss of control over rate of speaking

Since dysarthria affects the speech organs such as the tongue, lips, lungs, and throat, this means that a person’s normal voice may be lost unless speech therapy is completed. In some cases, a person may sound unemotional or mechanical when they speak. For other sufferers, less dramatic, although noticeable, changes can occur.

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If you have been the victim of an accident that resulted in brain damage, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information, contact the Racine personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.