Carbon Monoxide – the silent killer. Every year, more than 430 people are killed as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States alone, and nearly 50,000 are sent to the emergency room.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is often the result of an accident, but sometimes it can occur when you least expect it due to the negligence of a home builder or product manufacturer.
The poisoning gas is colorless and odorless and comes from:
Typically, these machines and appliances only produce minute amounts of carbon monoxide, but when released in an enclosed space, the situation can turn deadly.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
Many people feel ill, but because carbon monoxide poisoning is hard to detect, it is not uncommon for people to die in their sleep from prolonged exposure. It only takes a few minutes for serious brain damage to occur.
People may not know they have been exposed. This can cause an incorrect diagnosis in the emergency room, making it extremely difficult for doctors to treat if their patients are not able to explain the cause of their symptoms. People can show signs of brain damage but no signs of trauma or injury.
Carbon monoxide is a serious, deadly killer. When poisoning happens because of negligence, it is time to take your case to the legal experts at Hevia Law.
Our team of experienced trial lawyers can help you, and your loved ones fight for the justice you deserve, whether that is with injury or wrongful death as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Call us at 786.698.5199 to request a consultation.