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What is NIHL, or Noise Induced Hearing Loss?

We answer the most common questions about Noise induced Hearing Loss, what are the symptoms, and whether your employer could be responsible in the event of you pursuing a legal claim.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a form of hearing impairment that can be brought about by prolonged exposure to loud noise. In some instances, plaintiffs are exposed for many years, with inadequate ear protection.

Many people suffering from Noise Induced Hearing Loss also suffer from tinnitus, which is identified as a ringing or buzzing sound within the ears or head. Tinnitus can be very debilitating, as well as distressing. Noise at work and subsequent overexposure is not uncommon, especially in manufacturing and heavy duty industries, such as construction sites, road maintenance, factories and production lines.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

How can I identify the symptoms of Noise Induced Hearing Loss?

Tinnitus sufferers may experience a ringing, buzzing, whistling or whooshing sound within the ear.

Could my employer be liable for my NIHL?

Your employer is under a duty of care to ensure that workers are protected from exposure to noise as much as is practically possible.

If you have or currently work in a noisy working environment and you believe that this may have been the cause of hearing loss, current and past employers could be liable.

Contact our personal injury solicitors who can help and advise you. Call us today on 01-9602047 or fill out a contact form and one of the team will contact you at a time that suits.

Have you suffered from the repercussions of receiving delayed or inadequate treatment for diabetes related complications, ultimately resulting in an amputation? If so, you may want to consider pursuing a case for medical negligence.

The health service and private companies generally provide commendable care for individuals with diabetes. However, there have been instances whereby inadequate care provided, has resulted in drastic consequences.

Amputations resulting from medical negligence can be caused by a range of factors, including mistakes during surgery, delays in treatment, incorrect diagnosis, and complications arising from medical procedures. Patients with diabetes can be at a higher risk developing complications that lead to more serious issues. 

Diabetes is a condition that can affect blood vessels and nerves and lead to poor circulation. This in turn can cause reduced sensation in the patient's legs and feet. Diabetic patients can have an increased risk of developing ulcers, infections. These conditions therefore require effective treatment and monitoring.

If your condition deteriorated due to a poor standard of care, or you did not receive a timely referral to a specialist then you are entitled to find out why. Individuals exhibiting symptoms of diabetes require appropriate care and attention. It is important that this takes place as soon as feasibly possible.

How to proceed with a Medical Negligence claim.

In order to proceed with the case for medical negligence you should contact a Solicitor that specialises in Medical Negligence Law. At Personal Injury Solicitors Dublin, we have extensive experience and a proven track record in successfully vindicating the rights of our clients.

We will arrange an appointment with you, to discuss your case in detail and get an understanding of your situation. We will provide a detailed overview of the steps involved and what you can anticipate through the progression of your case. 

Once you are happy to proceed, we will take up your medical records and arrange to have an expert medical report compiled. This will form the basis of your case.

Contact us today on 01-9602047 in order to arrange an appointment with a specialist Medical Negligence Solicitor.

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