Medical Malpractice Attorney in Los Angeles
If you or a loved one was inappropriately exposed to radiation due to a doctor or medical professional's negligence, you may have a medical malpractice claim against that individual. Radiation is a very dangerous form of treatment that is only used in severe cases, due to the fact that it can be extremely damaging to the body. If you were exposed to radiation with severe damage and injury, contact a Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney from our firm today.
Radiation is a treatment that can be very damaging to the human body if not used carefully and appropriately. It is used to treat cancer, because cancer is already such a life-threatening illness. When someone is exposed to radiation, the following two types of injuries can occur:
- Contamination: Contamination occurs when the patient is improperly exposed to radiation treatment. The skin can become contaminated and the radiation can potentially be deposited inside the body.
- Incorporation: Incorporation occurs when the body's cells, tissues, and organs (such as thyroid, kidney, or bones) take up the radiation.
Both of these circumstances can lead to devastating health issues, including internal bleeding, gastrointestinal issues, and a loss of white blood cells which can leave your body open to other illnesses. In some circumstances, it can cause death, in which case you may have a wrongful death claim on your hands.
Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Bostwick & Peterson LLP is a firm that understands how difficult it can be to want to pursue legal recourse against a medical professional. If you were affected by radiation, you may not feel well enough to try to go to court and fight against the people that did this to you. And if your loved one passed away as a result of this malpractice, you may be too overcome with grief to want to pursue a legal case at this time. As your attorneys, we can handle most of the aspects of your case for you, so that you can focus on recovering your health and mental well-being. Our experience with courtroom litigation will be a benefit if your case goes to court. In addition, we are deft at negotiating with opposing counsel and may be able to secure a settlement for you that can cover your medical bills, and make up for some of your pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to inappropriate radiation exposure, contact a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer from our firm today.