Medical Radiation Injury in Atlanta
Types of Radiation Injuries
Radiation is used by medicine to diagnose and treat some diseases. When
used properly it can help to save lives. It requires skill and an understanding
of the dangers to ensure that you are safe from harm. Unskilled technicians
or faulty equipment can result in overexposure to radiation. Failing to
monitor the amount of radiation a patient is receiving can lead to excessive
exposure. When this happens, an
Atlanta medical malpractice attorney from our firm should be consulted as soon as possible.
The harmful effects of overexposure to radiation include:
Nausea and Vomiting: If you begin to vomit within one hour of exposure to radiation you were
probably overexposed and you should seek medical help immediately.
Headaches, Weakness and Fatigue: Radiation can cause anemia from blood cell loss.
Hair Loss: Radiation can damage the hair follicles, which can result in hair loss.
Erythema: This looks like sunburn of the skin. The skin takes on the reddish color
like it does when overexposed to sunlight. Radiation reaches deeper tissues
Radio Dermatitis: This is a skin condition that appears dry and flaky and does not easily
heal. The ulcerations can become infected or cancerous. Sores can often
appear around the mouth and along the digestive tract.
Cataracts: Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye or the membrane. This
effect normally would occur a long time after exposure.
- Cancer: While the causes of cancer are still not known, it has been confirmed
that overexposure to radiation increases the risk of cancer.
Defending Injured Clients in Atlanta, GA
Americans are exposed to more medical radiation than anywhere else in the
world. If a medical practitioner has exposed you to excessive levels of
radiation, we would like to help you with your
medical malpractice case. If a loved one has died from overexposure to radiation, we can help
you begin your
wrongful death case. As an experienced and effective law firm dedicated to helping those
who have been harmed by negligent and incompetent health care personnel,
we encourage you to call our office and speak with one of our compassionate
staff about your concerns.
Atlanta medical radiation lawyer at
The Tolson Firm, LLC today to discuss your case.