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Aphasia: Loss of Spoken Language

A stroke can lead to serious brain damage, including the loss of spoken language. This language disorder is known as expressive aphasia, or Broca’s aphasia. During a stroke, blood flow to the brain can be cut off, leading to a loss of oxygen. If not treated quickly, this can cause the affected brain cells to die.

If this occurs in areas of the brain responsible for creating language, the result can be a loss of spoken language abilities. If you or someone you love has suffered delayed treatment or negligent care after a stroke, leading to brain damage, contact the Waukesha medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.

How Broca’s Aphasia Affects You

Although a person may be physically able to create sounds after a stroke, the part of their brain that puts together meaningful sentences may be damaged. The extent of the language loss generally depends on the severity of the brain damage, as many stroke survivors exhibit some degree of expressive aphasia. Some of the symptoms of this type of aphasia include:

  • Loss of basic grammatical words in a sentence
  • Loss of vocabulary
  • Inability to speak fluently
  • Difficulty working with unusual word ordering
  • Unusual stress and intonation in speech

It is important for stroke victims to be diagnosed and treated right away so that the damage to their brains is limited. If a doctor has failed in this duty to you or a loved one, you can fight back.

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If you or someone you love has developed aphasia due to medical negligence, we may be able to help you with your legal concerns. To discuss your injury claim with an experienced legal advisor, contact the Waukesha medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.