Llangammarch Wells is the smallest of the spa towns of mid-Wales, which include those at Llanwrtyd Wells, Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells. The spa in Llangammarch Wells focused on the barium well which has now been closed.
There is a Lake Country House and Spa in the town, however which boasts a well-stocked trout lake for anglers who frequent the waters around Llangammarch Wells.
You may live in Llangammarch Wells and perhaps you are considering making an injury claim Llangammarch Wells because you were injured in an accident which was not your fault. If this happened within the last three years, you may be entitled to make an injury claim Llangammarch Wells or one based in any other place in the British Isles.
Injury claim in Llangammarch Wells
If you have been diagnosed with an illness within the past three years, which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence, you could also make an injury claim Llangammarch Wells.
Illnesses caused by someone else’s negligence might be work-related ones, or those such as food poisoning while you were on holiday, perhaps, after eating at a restaurant or hotel.
Barium occurs in nature, as evidenced by the presence of a barium well in Llangammarch Wells. Barium is a heavy metal which is silver-white in appearance. It has applications in medicine where small amounts are used.
People who live near chemical plants, or ones that produce rubber products and other heavy industrial plants may suffer from barium poisoning if they are exposed to it in the atmosphere. Rat poison often contains barium, so it is not only those who live near heavy industry plants that can be exposed to it.
Barium can accumulate in the body and when it does so it can adversely affect the nervous system. Common symptoms of barium poisoning include:-
- muscle weakness and tremors
- respiratory problems
- stomach irritations often accompanied by diarrhoea
- cardiac irregularities such as rapid heartbeat and unusually high blood pressure
If you think you or a member of your family has barium poisoning, you should vomit and then go immediately to the local Accident and Emergency ward. You should not eat fish which have been caught in an area which has heavy industry plants in the vicinity.
Barium, and salts of Barium carbonate and Barium silicoflouride are listed as poisons in UK’s Poisons List Order 1982 (Part II) and only registered pharmacists are allowed to sell poisons on this list.
If you think you have barium poisoning and can prove it is (or was) the result of another person’s negligence, then you may be able to make an injury claim in Llangammarch Wells or elsewhere.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to make any type of personal injury compensation claim, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. Visit our Accident Advice Helpline website, or call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers.
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Date Published: 16th October 2013
Author: David Brown