Symptoms of lithium poisoning can frequently be dramatic, sudden
Lithium poisoning or lithium toxicity often produces symptoms that clearly illustrate someone has a very serious health problem. In each instance, someone suspected of lithium poisoning should seek immediate, emergency medical attention.
There are a wide variety of symptoms of lithium poisoning. Common symptoms of lithium toxicity include dizziness, nausea, stomach pains, vomiting and diarrhea. More severe symptoms can include slurred speech, tremors and seizures.
The consequences of lithium overdose injuries
Often times, injuries caused by lithium poising do not result in permanent damage. But if left untreated and depending on the amount of lithium ingested, some injuries can result in life-long health problems or, in extreme cases, even death. Lithium overdose injuries can produce permanent kidney damage requiring dialysis. Dangerous lithium levels can also cause severe dehydration that results in a pulmonary embolism, a sudden blockage in a lung artery. And in certain cases, lithium toxicity has been documented to put patients in a coma.
Injuries caused by lithium have been well documented for over a century. That's why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of lithium in 1949. If you believe you're suffering from the effects of lithium poisoning or lithium toxicity, seek immediate emergency medical attention. You should also contact a knowledgeable Arizona lithium toxicity lawyer who will look out for your best interests.
Discuss your concerns with a Phoenix lithium toxicity lawyer
Lithium toxicity cases can be extremely complicated. There's so much evidence and so many factors to consider. That's why you need an experienced Arizona lithium toxicity lawyer to help you sort through all the details. At Israel & Gerity, PLLC, our attorneys have years of experience helping families dealing with lithium toxicity. Allow us to put our knowledge to work for you. Located in Phoenix, Israel & Gerity, PLLC serves clients in Tucson, Sedona, Scottsdale and throughout Arizona.