Posted on October 1, 2010Radiation overdose can cause serious permanent injuries or death. Radiation overdose can be the result of human error and/or defective medical devices including, but not limited to, those manufactured by GE Healthcare and Toshiba. An extreme and unfortunate occurrence was reported involving a cancer patient who was given 50% more radiation than was prescribed on more than 12 separate occasions, which resulted in her death and a wrongful death lawsuit by her family. The wrongful death lawsuit for the hospital negligence and medical malpractice were settled for $7.5 million.
If patients are exposed to too much radiation while treated for cancer, the patient can suffer serious permanent damage that include a range of injuries, for example, brain damage, loss of use of body parts, extremities, and even death.
If you suspect that you, a family member or friend, may have suffered from radiation overdose or injuries relating to overdose, you should contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers who specialize in medical malpractice, hospital negligence and radiation overdose. Gray and White Law is ranked among Kentucky's top-rated law firms and, for decades, we have successfully litigated malpractice and negligence cases on behalf of clients in Louisville, throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and across the nation. It's important to keep in mind that applicable statute of limitations require the filing of a lawsuit within a certain deadline, or else you are forever barred from doing so. To learn more about the potential of your case, or a loved one's, you should contact us immediately for your free legal consultation.