Carbon monoxide, also known as the silent killer, kills nearly 430 people nationwide every year, and 50,000 are sent to the emergency room because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Sometimes it is the result of an accident, but sometimes the negligence of a builder or product manufacturer may be to blame.
If you or a loved one was unfairly impacted by carbon monoxide poisoning, contact a Florida personal injury trial lawyer.
The problem with carbon monoxide is it is colorless and odorless, coming primarily from combustion engines. Stoves, Grills, generators, boats, cars, and furnaces all produce very small amounts of carbon monoxide. However, lawyer amounts released in a small, closed space are very deadly.
Symptoms of poisoning from carbon monoxide exposure include chest pain, nausea, confusion, weakness, headaches, and dizziness. Many people feel as though they are ill. Unfortunately, because it is so hard to detect, carbon monoxide can cause people to die in their sleep from prolonged, unnoticed exposure – it only takes a few minutes for serious brain damage to occur.
People often do not know they have been exposed, leading to an incorrect diagnosis in the emergency room. These are confusing cases for doctors. Patients show signs of brain damage without the other physical symptoms accompanying a fall or severe head trauma.
A lawyer can help you recover damages from carbon monoxide poisoning due to negligence. These damages could include pain, suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. If you have lost a loved one due to carbon monoxide poisoning, a wrongful death lawsuit can help you and your family see justice.