Heat Stroke

Dating back to the earliest civilizations, the sun has always been worshiped in one way or another. Although most people no longer believe in all powerful sun gods, modern Americans worship the sun in their own way. Sun worshiping today includes long days at the beach beneath the sun's rays, playing sports such as Frisbee or soccer on a sunny day, or long sunny strolls in the neighborhood. But while the sun provides light for entertaining and a cozy heat which is greatly welcomed after long, hard winters, it can also make people very sick.

Other cultures acknowledge the dangers of the sun when they refer to sun poisoning. There are a number of heat related illnesses, but they are all less severe than heat stroke. Heat stroke is a form of hypothermia, which is when the body experiences an abnormally elevated body temperature along with certain physical and neurological symptoms. Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are also forms of hypothermia from sun exposure, but heat stroke can swiftly lead to death if not immediately discovered and treated.

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

Symptoms of heat stroke can come on very quickly and are often ignored until it is too late. Symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps and aches
  • Dizziness

Contact Us

Heat stroke can often be prevented when standard safety measures are followed. If you or a loved one has suffered from heat stroke due to the negligent actions or decisions of another, contact the experienced Kenosha personal injury lawyers at the law offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874