Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuits

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Published: May 1st, 2013

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious and potentially fatal condition that can occur if carbon monoxide gas is inhaled. If another person or company is responsible for a gas leak and serious injuries are sustained, a carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit may be pursued.

FIND OUT IF A CARBON MONOXIDE LAWSUIT IS AVAILABLE: As a result of injuries caused by exposure to carbon monoxide, financial compensation may be available if a third party or corporation was responsible for the gas leak. Carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers review potential claims for individuals throughout the United States.

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OVERVIEW: Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless and lacks any sort of irritating factor that could allow someone to detect its presence. Poisoning from carbon monoxide is the leading cause of fatal poisonings in the United States, injuring about 40,000 people each year.

Carbon monoxide leaks can be caused by faulty appliances, unvented kerosene, gas powered space heaters, back-draft from clogged chimneys, gas exhaust systems, or poorly maintained boilers and heating systems. If a landlord or properly owners knows or has reason to suspect that a carbon monoxide leak is likely to occur, they may be held liable for injuries sustained.

In addition, some carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits have been successfully brought against builders and contractors for negligence that resulted in leaks.

SYMPTOMS OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING: The first signs or symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning could include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Light Headedness
  • Flu-Like Symptoms

These symptoms are often not immediately attributed to a carbon monoxide leak, which could led to prolonged exposure. Although even inhalation of small amounts of carbon monoxide gas can cause harmful side effects, larger exposure can be significantly more dangerous and lead to permanent damage or death.

Have a case reviewed by Carbon Monoxide Lawyers

To review a potential lawsuit for yourself, a friend or family member who may have suffered a carbon monoxide injury or death, submit information for review by a lawyer. All cases are reviewed under a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees or expenses unless the attorneys are successful obtaining a recovery in the carbon monoxide case.

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  1. [...] died, another remained in a coma for two weeks and six others were severely sickened following a carbon monoxide leak that occurred on January 30, 2005 at Redstone [...]

  2. [...] Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious and potentially life threatening condition which can result in long term health problems. Symptoms of CO poisoning are often mistaken for other problems, as they could include nausea, headaches, flu-like symptoms and lightheadedness. [...]

  3. [...] family of four from Denver died over the holiday weekend while visiting Aspen, as a result of a carbon monoxide leak caused by a malfunction in the house’s hot water and snow melting [...]

  4. [...] Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new information for seniors to warn about the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, which those over 65 years old could be more susceptible to due to pre-existing medical [...]

  5. T GOT EVACUATED FROM HER HOUSE ALONG WITH THE OTHER 3 TENANTS AS THE LEVELS WERE FOUND TO BE VERY HIGH BY THE FIRE DEPT. SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND THEY FOUND 14.4 AS HER LEVELS, i HAVE HEARD THAT EVEN 0.04 IS BAD BUT YOU DON’Y HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PERMANANT DAMAGE UNLESS IT’S 30 AND ABOVE THAT CAUSES INJURY.

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