Cancer Cluster Concerns At California Hospital
April 6, 2011
Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, California, has relocated its pediatric wing after multiple employees were diagnosed with cancer, reports KCRA News.
Nancy Turner, a hospital spokeswoman states that several employees have been diagnosed with cancer and other thyroid related illness over the past few weeks.
The pediatrics unit is normally located one floor above the radiology department. Turner said it has been temporarily moved to another building.
“We don’t believe that there’s a problem,” said Turner. “But we want to respond to employee concerns.”
Even if they believed there was a problem, they would never admit to it. Think of the legal ramifications.
Most likely, employees were exposed to high levels of radiation, which is known to cause various forms of cancer, like leukemia, bone, breast, thyroid, lung, and skin cancer, to name a few. Radiation exposure can cause pretty much any type of cancer.
My question is: why weren’t these levels being continuously monitored by the hospital like we monitor gas and smoke? When you have medical equipment that could cause cancer or other illnesses if not used or monitored properly, then you’re just being reckless.
Hopefully these employees fully recover from their cancer and other illnesses because a lawsuit abrewin’.