Exposure to an unsafe level of radiation during radiation therapy may result in second malignancy, or a cancer different to the ones treated by the radiation. According the American Cancer Society, most types of leukemia result from exposure to an unsafe level of radiation during treatment.
Leukemia caused by radiation treatment may develop five to nine years after the exposure. The risk of leukemia as a second malignancy increases depending on these factors:
If you have suffered adversely due to a flawed radiation treatment, our team of medical malpractice lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you seek financial compensation from those responsible. Call our Wisconsin office at (414) 271-0900 and have your case assessed at no cost.