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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Wrongful Death

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning can cause the rapid onset of illness and death when a person breaths air where CO has built up in an enclosed space or semi-enclosed area. All humans are exposed to carbon monoxide every day as it is in the very air we breathe and is harmless in most situations. However high concentrations are deadly; carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that makes it particularly difficult to detect when levels reach unsafe proportions.  CO typically exists in stoves, fumes put out by trucks and cars, gasoline engines, burning wood and charcoal, lanterns, gas ranges and some heating systems. If you or a loved became seriously ill or died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, it is imperative to speak to a personal injury law firm for advice on a legal action to recover compensation for injuries damages and losses.

Some of most common symptoms of CO poisoning include dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness, confusion, chest pain and loss of consciousness. Symptoms of poisoning from CO can be extremely hard to identify due to the fact they often mimic other forms of illness, resulting in an affected person discrediting their discomfort or pain as something that is not serious. Another challenge in identifying fatal air poisoning is that a person may be sleeping so no one recognizes the symptoms until it is too late. The use of a properly functioning CO detector is one of the best ways to protect your family from this form of poisoning. Currently only six states mandate the use of these detectors, but many more are considering legislation pertaining to the topic.

Common causes include defective room heaters, furnaces, portable generators, etc. In some case a carbon monoxide detector is present, but malfunctioning.  If you or a loved one suffered serious illness or died to excess carbon monoxide exposure, you may be eligible to seek financial recovery from a negligent party or entity to help pay for medical costs, pain and suffering and a variety of other expenses and financial losses associate with the illness or fatality. Contact a personal injury law firm in your area, who will fully investigate the causes of carbon monoxide poisoning and who can be held legally responsible.

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