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Heat-Related Illnesses

Posted on July 1st, 2009 No Comments

During the hot months of summer, many individuals who work outside may find that their bodies are struggling to maintain the same workload that it handled in the previous, cooler times of the year.   These individuals may be put at risk for a number of heat-related illnesses if they do not take the proper precautions to maintain a normal body temperature.  Children who participate in summertime sports are also at risk of suffering from these emergencies if their coaches do not ensure that they are hydrated, well-rested, and allowed to cool off.

Common Heat Illnesses

Those who exert themselves in extremely hot conditions are putting themselves at risk of suffering a heat-related illness.  The most common of these conditions are heat exhaustion and heatstroke:

Heat Exhaustion: this condition can lead to heatstroke, and is signified by heavy sweating, muscle cramps, quick breaths, and a weak pulse
Heatstroke: this condition may be life-threatening and its symptoms include dizziness, dry skin, and a fast, strong pulse

Overheating may also cause individuals to develop heat rashes, cramps, swelling, or hyperventilation.  While these conditions are not as dangerous as heat exhaustion or heatstroke, they should be taken as signs that it is time to cool off, rehydrate, and rest for a while.

Contact Us

If you or your child has been injured or disabled by a heat-related injury resulting from someone else’s negligence, then you may have the right to claim compensation from the party at fault.  Contact Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to speak with him about your situation.

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