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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.
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:
- 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.
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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.