Former Cell Tower Worker On Permanent Disability Following Radiation Exposures

"...47-year-old Rick Garwood, a former cell phone tower technician from Southern California...was exposed to massive radiation amounts in 2011, when a Verizon worker switched the towers back on after they'd been shut down for maintenance.


Garwood said he's now on permanent disability, suffering with nodules on his lungs and painful lesions on his brain, kidney and spinal cord.


"The person I was, is gone," Garwood said. "I mean, I've lost everything in life. I had to move back to my parent's home. I'm on permanent disability; I went from an $80,000-a-year career to all of a sudden, I was on worker's comp for four-and-a-half years. And then they finally said, 'You're not going to get any better.'"


Garwood sued, went to mediation, and received about a year's pay."


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