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What is Toxic Exposure?

Toxic exposure is caused when an individual comes in contact with a toxic substance. One type of toxic exposure is radiation exposure. Radiation is energy released from atoms from small particle matter or waves.

What Is Radiation Poisoning?

Radiation poisoning, also called Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) is a medical condition caused by excessive exposure. The exposure is caused by high levels of ionized radiation. The radiation permanently affects the cells in a person’s body.

How Does Radiation Exposure Happen?

Most individuals are not exposed to high radiation in daily life. However, radiation exposure can occur when a person is:

  • Working with high radioactive materials
  • Exposed to a high dose of radiation one time

What Are the Symptoms of Radiation Exposure?

Symptoms of radiation exposure vary according to the amount of radiation present at the time of exposure and the length of the exposure. They also may not appear all at once, but become apparent over time, especially in cases where there is repeated exposure to the radiation. These symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness

Has Anyone Sued for Developing ARS?

Yes. Many class action lawsuits have been filed because of excessive exposure to radiation. For instance, many patients have sued because they have been exposed to unnecessarily high doses of radiation during a medical procedure.

What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit is a legal claim brought by a group of people called plaintiffs. The plaintiffs sue a defendant because they have suffered either the same or similar injury. The lawsuit is based on the defendant’s wrongful conduct.

What Are the Requirements for Bringing a Class Action Claim?

Before a radiation exposure case can become a class action lawsuit certain requirements must be met such as:

  • The number of plaintiffs must be more than just a few people
  • The plaintiffs have to have the same claims like being exposed to radiation
  • The plaintiffs representing the group of people must have the same claims and defenses

Can I File a Lawsuit If My Family Member Died from Radiation Exposure?

Yes. If a loved one was killed by radiation exposure, you can sure for wrongful death. A wrongful death lawsuit is brought by an immediate family member on behalf of the deceased victim.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Exposure to radiation is incredibly dangerous to your health, and it can result in lifelong damage and significant medical bills. If you have been unnecessarily exposed to radiation, talk to a personal injury lawyer to find out if you can sue for any suffering you might experience in connection with the exposure. A lawyer can assist you in bringing a lawsuit against the responsible parties, and even help you file a class action lawsuit if needed.

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Last Modified: 04-24-2018 07:53 PM PDT

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