Doctors often say that any medicine can be a poison, it just depends on the amount. This is all too true when it comes to radiation therapy, a common and effective form of cancer treatment. While radiation treatment can help eradicate malignant tumors, an overdose of radiation can be extremely harmful—and even deadly. In fact, unsafe levels of radiation can result in:

  • Tissue damage
  • Burns
  • Infections
  • Blood vessel damage
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Organ failure
  • DNA and cell damage
  • Bone marrow loss
  • Brain swelling
  • Shock and
  • Death

How do radiation overdose mistakes happen? While some mistakes occur due to human error, others are caused by defective medical devices that are meant to control appropriate dosage.

Those who are undergoing radiation are already battling against a serious and deadly illness. Suffering a radiation overdose can be absolutely devastating, both physically and emotionally. If you or a loved one has been exposed to a dangerous amount of radiation due to an accidental overdose in Kentucky, you may wish to speak to an attorney about your case and about your options for legal action. Call Gray & White today to schedule a confidential, free case evaluation with an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate Louisville medication error lawyer.

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law