Symptoms of Radiation Sickness

To most people, the notion of being exposed to radioactive materials and high levels of radiation seems like a distant impossibility that is confined to spy novels and movies. But there are many occupations that require workers to handle or function in close proximity to sources of radiation occasionally or even on a daily basis.

Because the health effects of concentrated radiation exposure can be fatal, these employees are typically very well-trained about the risks and how to minimize the likelihood of becoming irradiated. But accidents happen and the workers who suffer as a consequence are likely to require significant medical care.

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with radiation sickness as a consequence of work-related conditions or a workplace accident then you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under Iowa state law. Contact the Des Moines workplace accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to speak directly with a skilled and experienced attorney about your case.

Symptoms of Radiation Sickness

The following are some key indicators of radiation sickness:

  • Nausea and vomiting 1 to 2 days after exposure (mild cases)
  • Nausea and vomiting 12 to 24 hours later (moderate cases)
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • A sensation of physical weakness
  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Infections
  • Vomiting blood
  • Bloody stools
  • Impaired healing of wounds

The human body’s resistance to radiation is fairly minimal; prompt medical attention is necessary to avert disaster in cases of mild or moderate exposure. If you work in a position that might place you in close contact with radioactive materials, you should be constantly on the alert for any signs and symptoms that you have developed radiation sickness.

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We are committed to fighting for the rights of workers who are made ill in the course of performing their work-related duties. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.

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