Dysarthria Medical Definition
“What is Dysarthria?”
Dysarthria medical definition: Dysarthria is a speech disorder caused by a weakness in the facial muscles that produce speech. In less serious cases, there may only be a slight slurring of speech, however, in more severe cases, speech may be impossible altogether. Dysarthria is a condition that often affects people with cerebral palsy and other brain and neurologically related conditions.
Signs and symptoms of dysarthria vary depending on the underlying cause. Some symptoms may include:
Slurred or slow speech
Inability to speak louder than a whisper or speaking too loudly
Rapid speech that is difficult to understand
Uneven or abnormal speech rhythm
Difficulty moving the tongue or facial muscles
The causes of dysarthria are numerous and range from conditions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, ALS, Lyme disease, and Parkinson’s disease, to certain kinds or medications or medication errors, head injuries, stroke, and brain injuries.
Dysarthria in Medical Malpractice Cases
Dysarthria can be a sign of numerous different conditions that require medical attention. If your dysarthria was caused by a medication error or another form of medical negligence, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
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