Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuit Lawyers
When injury or death occurs due to the malfunction of a product or lack of warning of potential harm, the manufacturer of the product can be liable for injuries. One such scenario is carbon monoxide poisoning that happens due to no fault of the consumer, but because there is a defect in the product or insufficient warning of possible hazards of using the product. At the Harman Law Firm, our attorneys fight to protect the rights of our clients that have been injured due to poor quality control or injury prevention on behalf of the manufacturers.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen quickly and have disastrous impacts on a person’s health. While accidental carbon monoxide poisoning can occur when appliances are not used with proper ventilation as instructed by the manufacturer, there are instances where the exposure to this gas is caused by a defect in the product or usage instructions. When this occurs, it can be costly for the victim and their family in medical expenses, loss of income and detriment to quality of life.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that is produced in combustion fumes from vehicles, lanterns, fireplaces, stoves and household appliances such as water heaters and furnaces. If these sources of CO are in an enclosed space or are not functioning properly, CO can build up and poison people and animals.
Symptoms of CO poisoning include headache, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, weakness, dizziness and confusion. CO poisoning can cause permanent brain damage, and high levels of inhalation can cause death in just minutes.
One of the concerns with CO poisoning is that not all instances involve an isolated, high-level exposure. Low levels breathed in over a longer period can also cause injury, including heart problems and brain damage. If an appliance in your home is causing low levels of CO in the air, everyone in your family could be affected by long-term health problems, even if the symptoms are not severe at the time.
Injured by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
If you or a loved one have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, you may have a claim for compensation. To determine whether you may have a claim, answer these simple questions:
- Did a technician measure elevated CO levels in your home or near the source?
- Did a lab test show elevated CO levels in your blood?
- Were you or a family member diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, contact the Harman Law Firm today for a free consultation to discuss your injury. We will evaluate your case and discuss the possible options for pursuing a lawsuit to obtain justice and compensation for your injuries or loss of a loved one.