Recovering Damages for Tinnitus Injury.

Tinnitus is a constant ringing or buzzing in the ears.  It can be a life-altering condition as it distracts victims from their work and makes everyday tasks difficult, such as concentrating, engaging in conversation, listening to music or simply enjoying some peace and quiet.  

According to the Mayo Clinic, the medical cause of tinnitus is inner ear cell damage, when the delicate hairs deep inside the ear are broken or bent, causing electrical impulses to be randomly leaked into the brain in the form of sound.  The Mayo Clinic cites many causes of tinnitus, including loud noises, such as those from heavy equipment, as well as head or neck trauma.  If you suffer from tinnitus as the result of trauma or exposure to loud equipment at work, our attorneys may be able to help.

In January 2013, the trial attorneys at DeBlasio & Gower LLC won a substantial trial verdict for a client in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  Our client suffered significant injuries in a gas station explosion, including tinnitus.  Our client was an individual who, upon leaving a Shell Gas Station retail facility in Summit, Illinois, headed for home through the alley behind the gas station.  While standing in the alley off of the gas station property, our client struck his lighter which produced a spark and resulted in a loud explosion.

At the time, a tanker truck was delivering gasoline into Shell’s underground storage tanks.  The vapors from delivery were required to be vented directly back into the tanker truck by way of a vapor recovery system which is connected to the tanker truck as well as the underground storage tank.  The vapor recovery system was either not connected, or not connected properly, causing an invisible cloud of highly flammable and explosive vapors to be present in the alley near our client.

The personal injury attorneys at DeBlasio & Gower are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients who have been injured by the negligent conduct of others.  Our law firm provides free consultations in personal injury cases.  To speak with one of our attorneys, call us at (630) 560-1123 or visit our website at   We are here to help. There are no attorneys’ fees for our services unless we successfully resolve your case.

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