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Boston Radiation Overdose/Overexposure Lawyer

Radiation plays a major part in many people’s everyday lives. From diagnosing illnesses to treating cancer, the electromagnetic waves can be used effectively and beneficially in small doses. However, when accidentally exposed to high levels of radiation, you can experience extreme side effects, including death.

If you have been a victim of radiation overexposure or have a family member who overdosed due to someone else’s negligence, a Boston radiation lawyer can help. The team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have devoted their careers to the betterment of the Boston community, protecting their rights and their health. Radiation overexposure is a very serious injury and requires immediate action. To see how we can best help you today, give our office a call at 617-391-9001 or use our contact form.

Who Is Liable for Your Radiation Overexposure?

There are many eligible parties when it comes to your radiation overexposure. Unfortunately, it only takes a small lapse in judgment or concentration to overexpose someone. If you are unsure whether or not you have received too much radiation or even deadly amounts, look out for general body weakness, dizziness, or diarrhea. When it comes to the liable party, the following may be responsible:

Doctor’s Office

If you are receiving radiation for treatment reasons and are already being exposed to radiation, your overexposure likely occurred at that facility. Whether this is your doctor’s office or a different medical facility, possible causes of exposure include:

  • Undertrained staff
  • Defective equipment
  • Administering the wrong dosage

If this is the case and you have been incorrectly treated, you are eligible to file a medical malpractice claim against the facility or doctor’s office.


Many places of work utilize equipment that requires radiation or involves radiation. If this is the case, it is up to the employer to provide every staff member with the necessary equipment and training to properly protect themselves. If you find yourself using equipment you are not adequately trained for, you risk exposing yourself to toxic levels of radiation.

If you are navigating the aftermath and side effects of overexposure due to negligence on behalf of your employer, Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can help you file a workers’ compensation claim and possibly even a personal injury claim for your injuries.

Third-Party Product

If you discover you have previously worked with a piece of faulty equipment, it is vital you get a checkup from your doctor immediately. Radiation side effects come in waves, and you may not notice you are displaying the symptoms until it is too late. In cases where the exposure comes from a product, you can file a claim against the manufacturer under product liability laws.

If the exposure was fatal and has led to an overdose, surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one.

How a Boston Lawyer Can Help in a Radiation Overdose Case

You can file a claim on your own, but you will likely not receive the compensation you need to truly move on from your injuries. When you partner with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, you are allowing yourself to fully recover and rest while we:

Collect Evidence

To prove negligence and establish liability, you will need to gather evidence. Your Boston radiation overexposure attorney can help do this for you, using their resources to collect time-sensitive information like medical records, police reports, and expert testimony. Other good examples of evidence can include photographic evidence of your injuries or video footage of the faulty equipment.

Establish Liability

To identify the liable party, you must first prove the four components of negligence have occurred. These are the duty of care, a breach of care, and the direct link between the breach and your injuries. Evidence and expert testimony will be used to demonstrate a direct correlation between the liable party and your radiation exposure.

Adequate Damages

Hiring a knowledgeable Boston radiation overdose attorney means giving yourself the opportunity to obtain more than a small settlement from the insurance company. With a lawyer by your side, you are likely to receive adequate compensation from both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are the financial losses you have suffered due to your exposure, such as medical bills, rehabilitative therapy, lost wages due to missed work, prescription medications, and more. Non-economic damages are the losses not so easily assigned a dollar amount, like loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and anxiety and depression disorders.

Speak With a Boston Radiation Overexposure Lawyer Today

Overexposure to radiation is a very serious injury to navigate, and most victims quickly acquire large stacks of hospital and medical bills. To alleviate some of the stress associated with the recovery process, reach out to the team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers today. One of our partners, Victoria M. Santoro Mair, has devoted her career to medical malpractice and personal injury cases. This dedication is proven through her multiple Super Lawyers Rising Star awards.

To begin the process and speak with an actual Boston radiation overdose lawyer today, please give our Boston radiation lawyers a call at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form.

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