Danville Mercury Poisoning Lawyers
Mercury poisoning is a serious health concern for those in contact with this dangerous heavy metal. Most commonly associated with medical procedures and industrial purposes, mercury has been recognized as a threat to the health of those who are exposed. When a property owner rails to eliminate or address the presence of mercury, a person on those premises may suffer due to accidental exposure.
The financial expense and the physical suffering that a victim of mercury poisoning must endure are likely to be severe. An individual who has been exposed to mercury as a consequence of another party’s negligence may be able to seek financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Contact the Danville mercury poisoning lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today to discuss your potential case with a skilled and experienced attorney.
Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning
Unlike lead and similar dangerous materials, mercury can be absorbed in some cases through the individual’s skin. This exposure can be caused by interaction with broken or unsafe medical equipment, fluorescent light bulbs, and batteries. As a result, the mercury can cause significant damage to the body. The following symptoms may appear due to this mercury exposure:
- Persistent itching
- Burning sensations
- Increased heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Shedding skin
- Reddened skin
- Loss of hair, nails, and teeth
- Muscle weakness
- Kidney damage
- Loss of memory
There are treatments available for mercury poisoning that go beyond simply removing the source from contact with the individual. However, these treatments can be life-threatening if not administered correctly.
If you or someone you love has suffered mercury poisoning because of a negligent property owner or manager, a civil lawsuit may be appropriate. For more information, contact the Danville mercury poisoning attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343.