Radioactive materials have a number of uses in medicine and technology, but they present considerable dangers to anyone who is exposed to them without adequate protection. If you or someone you love has been exposed to dangerous levels of radiation because of someone’s negligence, a lawyer can help you recover damages for your medical bills and suffering.
Exposure to excessive radiation can lead to a number of conditions, including radiation sickness and cancer. The effects of radiation exposure depend heavily on the type of radiation and the level of exposure in question. Symptoms of radiation-related illnesses may show up immediately, but they can be delayed by years.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki led to a wide away of illnesses, depending on the victim’s distance from the blast. Many people who were close by were killed instantly, but people farther away suffered for several days before dying. Many others who were farther away died of cancer years or decades after the blast.
Radiation poisoning is caused by mild to severe doses of radiation. The first symptom is usually nausea, which can appear half an hour after a large dose or days after a smaller dose. Headache and fatigue often follow. Fever, hair loss, and other symptoms may follow with larger doses. Long-term exposure to radiation is the primary cause of radiation-related cancer.
If you or someone you know has contracted a radiation illness because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you may be able to recover damages for your medical bills and suffering. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you seek closure and compensation. To discuss your case directly with a compassionate Champaign personal injury lawyer, contact the law office of Spiros Law, P.C. today at (217) 328-2828.