How will I know if my doctor made a mistake with my radiation treatment?

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woman receiving radiation for brain tumorRadiation is often an effective cancer treatment, but it can also be dangerous. If you or someone you love receive radiation to treat cancer, it is important to recognize the signs of a possible radiation injury so that you can get medical treatment as soon as possible.

Radiation Injury Symptoms

You may have been exposed to too much radiation if you suffer:

  • Burns on your skin
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Bloody stools
  • Diarrhea

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is essential to see a doctor for a prompt diagnosis and treatment plan. You may be suffering from a radiation injury such as a gastrointestinal problem, heart problem, central nervous system problem, or a secondary cancer diagnosis caused by your overexposure to radiation treatment.

What to Do After a Radiation Injury

The effects of a radiation mistake injury can be painful and may significantly impact your life. In some cases, a radiation overdose may be fatal. When your radiation sickness is caused by medical malpractice, you have the right to recover damages. The doctor, technician, or another party responsible for your radiation overdose should be accountable for your past, current, and future:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost income
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering
  • Other expenses

As is the case with most Kentucky medical malpractice incidents, you have just one year to file a lawsuit seeking these damages. Therefore, you should contact an experienced radiation overdose lawyer as soon as you are able to do so. Our lawyers and staff nurse will find out exactly what happened to you and, if appropriate, we will hold the right people accountable for your injuries.

To schedule your free no-obligation consultation, we encourage you to contact us any time—24/7/365—by calling, starting a live chat, or filling out our online contact form. We would be happy to discuss your potential case and our No Fee Policy with you.

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