From a decades long member of, and Director of Hands & Voices, a person who has advocated for her CI child and all CI recipients on the problems that can happen with a defective CI,
“Stephanie has been a great support and resource. Few people even understand cochlear implants and even fewer grasp what can go wrong. Thanks for listening and helping.”
DID YOU/YOUR CHILD SUFFER A FAILURE AND YOUR AUDI AND OR DR. TOLD YOU IT WAS YOUR FAULT? OR “JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS”?
That’s what the manufacturer might be telling them to say – it’s probably not the Audi’s fault not the Doctor’s fault – it is a known defect by the manufacturer. (Think Volkswagen Diesel recently? VW found in massive fraud!) – same kind of potential deception.
A recent review by a leading expert in the legal field, found that there are an estimated 6,000 implanted devices that were defective on implementation!!!!!! Have you or a loved one received a cochlear implant to help your hearing?
And when the device – which was expected to work for at least 20 years fails – it is heart breaking. Not only do you have to spend the time and money for testing to see what went wrong, but also explant and re-implant surgeries followed by more recovery time and the loss of speech development and therapy time. Yes, most manufacturers will pay for the replacement device, but what else? Your time off of work spent driving to doctor appointments and staying at home with your child after surgery? The heartbreak of seeing your child scared, confused, or in pain from the implant failure? The added expense of additional speech therapy and schooling so your child doesn’t fall behind? And if they pay for any of this, is it really enough to cover the pain, suffering, fear, and inconvenience?
As consumer advocates we have a guide to help families affected by cochlear implant failures. You don’t have to go at this alone, let us help you find a way to heal and move forward – potentially with real life changing amounts of money to help with this!!!!!
Contact us at either 650-762-8545. You can also fill out the form below or email Stephanie@mypirl.com for more information!