Many people are susceptible to developing carbon monoxide poisoning due to the odorless and invisible nature of this highly dangerous gas. It only takes a few minutes of exposure to result in the tragic death of a victim. If you believe that you have been exposed to this highly toxic gas or you lost a loved one due to carbon monoxide poisoning, contact an injury lawyer at the Lassen Law Firm.
Carbon monoxide can be found in various locations, but it is usually created around fuel sources. These include locations where kerosene, wood, gas or oil is burned. Automobiles, engines that operate with gas, stoves and HVAC systems can also create carbon monoxide. This dangerous chemical is most deadly when it is located in a small, enclosed location that lacks proper ventilation.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can affect anyone that is around the chemical. The elderly, unborn babies, young children and individuals with respiratory conditions are more susceptible to quickly being overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning than other victims. Elderly individuals are the most likely victims to die after suffering from this type of poisoning. Individuals who work in industrial fields or in areas in which they are exposed to objects that emit carbon monoxide gas are more likely to suffer the adverse effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. Our carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm can help victims recover the financial losses that they sustained after a company or individual negligently emitted this highly toxic chemical that caused the injury or death to occur.
Carbon monoxide poisoning manifests itself in the form of headaches, dizziness, weak stomachs and confusion. Many individuals who have developed this serious type of poisoning may mistake it for the common cold or flu symptoms. After a person breathes in a large enough quantity of the dangerous gas, they may lose consciousness and may die.
Carbon Monoxide Lawsuit
Liability in carbon monoxide cases can involve complex issues of causation, proving that something a party did or did not do caused the carbon monoxide poisoning incident. Each case is unique, and the parties responsible can include:
- Property owner (e.g., a landlord)
- Service professional (e.g., a heating contractor)
Money damages for survivors of carbon monoxide:
- All Medical expenses
- All Lost wages
- Pain & suffering
- Emotional distress
- Cost of care
- Loss of quality of life
- Other damages
Compensation for families for carbon monoxide wrongful death:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses
- Loss income
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of care
- Other damages
When poisoning by carbon monoxide is the result of a company that manufactures defective products, an architect's poor design of a building that has improper ventilation or the negligent emission of this gas, a personal injury lawyer at the Lassen Law Firm can help the victims who were poisoned to bring forth a personal injury claim. The victim may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. Contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case and to receive legal advice that is personalized to the specific circumstances of your case.
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