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Radiation Injuries

Radiation from Diagnostic Testing & Radiation Therapy Error

Radiation is used to both diagnose and treat illnesses. Health care providers that perform radiation therapy are expected to be trained on how to give appropriate radiation doses. Inappropriate exposure to radiation can cause devastating injuries.

There are three different types of radiation exposure:

  • External irradiation
  • Contamination
  • Incorporation

External irradiation results when a person is exposed to an external radiation source such as an x-ray. A patient is considered contaminated by radiation when residual amounts of radiation stay in their body. Patients can also experience radiation incorporation in which cells, tissues, and organs absorb the radiation. You cannot incorporate radiation without contamination.

Too much radiation in a body can result in serious illnesses and injuries such as nausea, bone marrow failure, infection, vomiting, diarrhea, peeling, sores, loss of sensation, paralysis, as well as nerve, circulation and heart damage. If you or a loved one were injured during radiation treatment, contact a Honolulu personal injury lawyer at once for legal guidance regarding your medical malpractice case. You may qualify for injury compensation to cover expenses such as hospitalization, lost income, rehabilitation and home care, as well as pain, suffering and emotional distress.

Hawaii Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Overexposure to radiation can cause many serious and life threatening health problems. Bostwick & Peterson LLP is a high quality personal injury law firm that can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for a radiation injury that was caused by a medical professional's negligence. We are accomplished litigators that have been recognized by our peers for professional excellence. Attorneys at our firm are SuperLawyer rated and members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates For um, an elite group of personal injury lawyers who have settled million and multi-million dollar cases.

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