Discovering you have been exposed to toxic levels of radiation can feel overwhelming and scary. You may not know where to begin, from receiving medical treatment to figuring out how this could have happened. Radiation is a large part of everyday life, from medical treatments to diagnosing illnesses to removing harmful bacteria from our foods. If you have been overexposed due to somebody else’s negligence, it’s vital you contact a New Hampshire radiation overdose lawyer as soon as possible.
With over 45 years of experience to offer, Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is ready to handle your New Hampshire radiation exposure case. Whether it’s a result of medical malpractice, product liability, or has resulted in a wrongful death, we have the tools to get you the results you need. To speak to a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney today, call 617-391-9001 or use our contact form.
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The first step in the process is confirming you have been overexposed to radiation. Radiation can come from many different sources, including equipment, medical treatments, and more. If you are already receiving doses of radiation and feel like you have been given the incorrect dosage, it’s vital you speak with a medical professional and have them review their records.
Radiation exposure comes in waves and can begin with feelings of general tiredness. As it stays in your body, you will start to feel bouts of dizziness, general aches and pains, and diarrhea. Levels can be measured by a medical professional or with a Geiger counter, a tool that measures radiation around your body.
Establishing liability is done by demonstrating negligence or recklessness has occurred. Without this negligence, you have to prove you would have not suffered the consequences of the overexposure. There are four main components of negligence: duty of care, breach of care, causation, and damages.
For radiation exposure, the expected duty of care when receiving treatments or working with equipment is to be given the proper dosage or adequate safety equipment to not be overexposed. A breach of this care would be an untrained staff member using the equipment wrong or the machines being faulty or defunct. If this breach directly results in you being injured by the toxic levels of electromagnetic waves, this is considered the link to the damages. Your attorney can demonstrate the liable party has been negligent through expert testimony, medical records, and more. Once this bridge has been established, you can receive economic and non-economic damages for your injuries.
Trying to navigate filing a claim while simultaneously recovering from serious injuries will likely result in a small settlement and inadequate levels of justice. When you hire Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, you are partnering with someone who will work tirelessly on the following while you rest and recover:
To establish liability, you will need access to time-sensitive evidence and resources, including medical records, equipment information, security camera footage, expert testimony, and more. A New Hampshire radiation overdose attorney can gather all of this for you behind the scenes while you focus on healing.
Whether you are looking to file a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim, your New Hampshire radiation overexposure lawyer can do so. With a unique level of experience to offer, our team will ensure your claim is filed within the statute of limitations and includes all necessary documentation.
Radiation poisoning is very serious, and can result in multiple doctor’s visits, prescriptions, and lost wages. You deserve all of this back, plus some for your pain and suffering. Your attorney will work diligently to get you the economic and noneconomic compensation you need to heal fully and resume a healthy and productive life.
Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers’ main priority is your safety and well-being.
With a strong reputation for getting the best possible results, Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is your solution to the compensation you deserve. We understand that sometimes financial support is the only way to get the results you are looking for, and that’s part of why we fight so hard. Our numbers speak for themselves, with our team having brought in millions in damages for our medical malpractice clients. Peter M. Merrigan, our co-managing partner, has many years of successful personal injury practice under his belt, as evidenced by his New England School of Law Cali Excellence for the Future Award.