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Symptoms of radiation exposure

Posted on June 18, 2015 11:09 am under Medical Malpractice

Using radiation for treatment is considered among the most beneficial innovations in the history of medicine. Radiation is primarily used to destroy cancer cells, shrink them, or prevent them from growing. When misapplied, however, it can also cause immense destruction.

Depending on the amount of radiation absorbed by the body and the body part that absorbed it, radiation exposure may cause one or more of these signs and symptoms:

  • In the head and neck: mouth sores, tooth decay, and difficulty swallowing
  • In the chest: shortness of breath and cough
  • In the abdomen: diarrhea, vomiting and nausea
  • In the pelvis: sexual dysfunction, bladder disorder, and frequent urination
  • In any part of the body: burning, irritation, and hair loss in the affected area

Proving that radiation exposure is a result of medical negligence can be challenging. In this trying time, seek the legal guidance and representation of a Madison-based lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.