When people think of radiation exposure, many of them picture atomic weapons and secret tests or experiments. While one can suffer radiation exposure from nuclear energy and weapons, it is also possible to come in contact with radiation in far less exotic settings, including hospitals. Because radiation can travel through air, plastic, metal, and other substances, people are subjected to very small amounts of radiation every day in normal settings. Doctors and nurses are responsible for making sure all equipment that uses radiation is working properly and not emitting a dangerous amount of radiation. Moreover, they must ensure that patients are adequately shielded from radiation.
If you have been exposed to dangerous levels of radiation and suffered radiation sickness as a consequence of a medical professional’s negligence, legal action may be appropriate. Contact the San Antonio medical malpractice attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999 today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Signs of Radiation Exposure
Whether you are exposed to radiation in a single high dose or in low doses over time, you could suffer serious health problems. You can be exposed to radiation from X-ray machines, CT scans, and nuclear medicine imaging. Some common side effects of radiation exposure include the following:
- Serious burns on the skin
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Hair loss
- Problems with pregnancy
- In extreme cases, organ failure
If you or someone you know has suffered from radiation exposure and you believe and negligent medical professional is responsible, contact the San Antonio medical malpractice lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.