The recent nuclear meltdown in Japan caused by the massive earthquake and resulting tsunami has had staggering implications and affected millions of people worldwide. Damage and failed cooling systems have raised the fears of a meltdown happening, which could expose countless unsuspecting families to lethal levels of nuclear radiation.
Free Japanese Nuclear Radiation Exposure Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been exposed to excessive amounts of radiation while visiting, living and/or working in Japan, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
After the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami disabled vital emergency cooling systems, plant operators have been struggling to prevent meltdowns at several of Japan’s nuclear power stations. Radiation around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex has reached 3,130 microsievert per hour, prompting fears of a Chernobyl-style disaster – the worst in nuclear history. With the discovery of radiation-tainted vegetables and tap water adding to public fears about contaminated food and drink, many fear widespread nuclear radiation exposure is imminent and the worst is yet to come.
Signs & Symptoms of Radiation Exposure
The term ‘radiation exposure’ (also known as acute radiation syndrome (ARS), radiation poisoning, radiation sickness or radiation toxicity) refers to an injury caused by a very large dose of radiation. The amount of radiation absorbed by the body determines how sick the individual will become. The severity of the following symptoms will vary in proportion to the level of radiation exposure:
- bacterial infections due to low white blood cells
- bleeding due to low platelets
- anemia due to low red blood cells
- loss of appetite
- abdominal pain
- decreased level of consciousness
Seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. If you’d like more information about radiation exposure, please visit the Mayo Clinic website for a comprehensive overview.
Do I have a Nuclear Radiation Exposure Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Japanese nuclear radiation exposure lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new radiation poisoning cases in all 50 states.