The shiny liquid metal element that is so intriguing to children also happens to be poisonous. Mercury is a unique element that occurs naturally; however, contact with mercury has been linked to serious side-effects and, in some cases, even death.
If you or someone you know has suffered injury because of mercury poisoning, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact a Cincinnati mercury poisoning attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC to discuss the details of your case. Call 513-321-7733 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Where is Mercury?
Mercury can be found in a number of places. It is important to be aware of where you may encounter mercury in order to prevent contact. Mercury can be found in:
- Dental fillings
- Contaminated air
- Pollution from a coal factory
- Battery leakage
- Soil that has been poisoned with garbage leakage
Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning
The symptoms of mercury poisoning can be quite serious. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
- Difficulty speaking
- Sensory impairment
- Lack of coordination
- Muscle weakness
- Rashes/blotchy skin
- Memory loss
- Tingling or numb extremities
When diagnosed with mercury poisoning, it is imperative that the source of mercury be identified and removed. Treatment for mercury poisoning involves chelation therapy, which cleanses the body of heavy metals through the use of various acids.