What Causes Radiation Injuries?
Injuries sustained as a result of inappropriate exposure to radiation can
be physically devastating to a patient. When the medical professional
that is performing radiation therapy on a patient acts negligently or
wrongfully and the patient is harmed by the radiation, the provider may
be guilty of
medical malpractice. Our legal team at
Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has experience litigating radiation injury cases and may be able to help
you receive compensation for injuries sustained as a result of improper
exposure to radiation.
Types of Injuries
No matter how the patient is exposed, two types of serious injuries can
occur as a result of inappropriate exposure:
Contamination: Contamination occurs when the patient is improperly exposed to radiation
treatment. The skin can become contaminated and the radiation can potentially
be deposited inside the body.
Incorporation: Incorporation occurs when the body's cells, tissues, and organs (such
as thyroid, kidney, or bones) take up the radiation.
The incorporation of radiation into the body can cause a wide range of
painful and potentially life-threatening symptoms for the patient. If
you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in San Francisco
involving radiation injuries, we advise that you contact our firm at once.
Radiologists and other medical professionals should be knowledgeable in
all radiation procedures and protocols. You deserve a generous settlement
to help your family recover from this traumatic event, so do not hesitate
to call a lawyer from our firm to discuss your claim and how we can move
forward against the negligent parties.
Radiation injuries are very serious, and they often require extensive medical
treatment to try to resolve the radiation damage. Receiving compensation
for your injuries other damages is of the utmost importance. Our successes in
personal injury law include recognitions in Newsweek, Forbes magazine and a nomination
for "Top Lawyer" in the Bay Area. Our knowledgeable team will
conduct extensive research and obtain and preserve the necessary evidence
to support your malpractice claim.