Ionizing radiation is a high-energy radiation, and a cause for concerns for radiation exposure in numerous occupational settings. Ionizing radiation contains enough energy to cause brain cancer and other serious health issues with acute or chronic exposure. Glioblastoma patients develop brain tumors after exposure to certain substances or high doses of ionizing radiation directed at the body.
Those in the Nuclear and Aerospace industries, as well as those working or living in Fernald, Ohio face an increased risk of developing certain cancers.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Personal Injury Attorney and workplace attorney who has represented individuals nationwide in personal injury claims. If you have been exposed to Ionizing Radiation, and have questions about your legal rights, please contact The Lyon Firm.
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common malignant brain tumor in American adults. The cancer is particularly fatal, with a median patient survival of 12 to 15 months. In the United States each year, around 23,000 new diagnoses and 16,000 deaths are reported from brain and other central nervous system cancers.
The risk of developing brain cancer increases with age, and studies show risk increases in certain groups exposed to ionizing radiation. Radiation exposure can occur from ingesting, inhaling, injecting, or absorbing radioactive materials.
Both external and internal sources may compromise the whole body or a portion of the body. Ionizing radiation may affect a person by chronic or acute exposure by means of Radon, medical X-rays, nuclear medicine, and exposure to toxic consumer products.
Glioblastoma is a fast-growing, aggressive type of central nervous system tumor that forms on the supportive tissue of the brain. Glioblastomas may appear in any lobe of the brain, but it develops more commonly in the frontal and temporal lobes. Glioblastoma usually affects adults.
Symptoms of glioblastoma vary depending on the location and size of the tumor, but they may include the following:
Ionizing radiation sources can be found in a range of work settings. Radiation sources pose a considerable health risk to affected workers if not properly controlled and workers are not protected.
Occupational health hazards associated with ionizing radiation may be present in the following workplaces:
ABOUT THE LYON FIRM
Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.
The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.
NO COST UNLESS WE WIN
The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.
Toxic exposure cases help empower employees to fight for their right to be protected, satisfactorily informed, and to stay safe. They also bring awareness to challenge and higher the expectations of companies who are not serving their employees justly.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer after working in high-radiation-risk areas at your job, you may have a viable case against your employer for failing to properly protect you or warn you of the risks.
Frequent or acute exposure to radiation at the workplace raises your risk of developing glioblastomas or other cancers sometime in the future. If you have any doubt as to whether your cancer was caused by workplace radiation exposure, contact an attorney to investigate your case.
Occupational settings with ionizing radiation sources include:
The Lyon Firm aggressively and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to toxic workplace exposure to obtain just compensation under the law.
(Hamilton County, Ohio): Confidential Settlement. Lead Counsel in a case that involved secondary lead exposure to two children. Their father worked at a local recycling plant that routinely recycled computer equipment. The company violated numerous OSHA regulations related to providing safety equipment and clothing to prevent lead particles from being transferred home. As a result, the Plaintiffs father transferred lead dust to his children who then suffered lead poisoning. The case was covered extensively by the Cincinnati news media and referenced in peer-reviewed medical literature. The settlement will provide educational needs to the children who suffered neurological injuries due the exposure.