Vocal Cord Paralysis Injuries

Vocal Cord Paralysis Injuries

A person injured because of another individual’s negligence may develop vocal cord paralysis due to their injuries. Vocal cord paralysis occurs when the flap of tissue in the throat that opens and closes during speaking, breathing, and swallowing no longer freely moves. Instead, the flap may not move at all or it may not completely open and close. This condition can lead to substantial complications that can have a serious impact on a person’s life.

If you have suffered vocal cord paralysis due to the negligence of another party, a civil lawsuit may be in your best interest. Contact the Charleston personal injury lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 today.


Vocal cords are primarily responsible for the human ability to produce spoken language. These flaps are closed during speech, allowing the speaker to vibrate that tissue to produce sounds. These sounds are formed in the mouth to create sounds other language speakers will recognize as being meaningful. Paralysis can drastically change this process.

A person suffering from vocal cord paralysis may experience the following problems:

  • Inability to speak properly
  • Inability to swallow food or liquids
  • Inability to breathe due to obstructions created by the vocal cords

These complications can prove life threatening if a person chokes on food or cannot breathe. A person may require an emergency tracheotomy in these situations, which can prove both costly and dangerous.

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If you or someone you love has been injured to the point of developing vocal cord paralysis because of another individual’s negligence, we may be able to help. For more information regarding your legal options, contact the Charleston personal injury attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm today by calling 843-720-2800.

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