It’s a gas that is odorless, colorless, noiseless, and can kill you. Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is found in gas fumes such as cars, small engines, stoves, gas ranges, and furnaces. It can build up indoors, poisoning both animals and humans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15,000 people seek medical treatment for accidental carbon monoxide poisoning every year. Tragically, another 500 will die from it each year.
If you became ill or lost a loved one because of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by someone’s negligence, you’re going to need an experienced carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer to help you win your case. Call Scranton personal injury law firm Munley Law now for a free consultation.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: What You Need to Know
Carbon monoxide is especially dangerous because it may go undetected. Often, victims do not know they have been exposed to carbon monoxide until they begin suffering with symptoms such as:
- A dull headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
Because many of these symptoms are similar to the flu and other illnesses, victims will often delay seeking critical medical treatment and may lie down to rest and never wake up.
If you have been injured or poisoned by carbon monoxide gas, you will need urgent medical and legal help. You should immediately see your doctor or go to the closest emergency room. It is important to have a carbon monoxide detector and to make sure it is working properly. Treat carbon monoxide symptoms seriously and seek medical help right away.
Who is Responsible for Your CO Poisoning?
Potential defendants in carbon monoxide cases can include hotels, inn owners, and landlords. At Munley Law, our carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers are knowledgeable in carbon monoxide poisonings that occur at hotels but we also handle poisoning cases that occur on an individual’s private property, or the property of your landlord. A defective carbon monoxide detector may also be the fault of the manufacturer. Home builders and/or maintenance companies may also be directly at fault for your carbon monoxide poisoning injury. We will use our expertise to help you determine who is at fault and we will help you to recover for any injuries you may have sustained as a result of breathing in carbon monoxide at a hotel or on someone else’s property. Once our team of gas-poisoning experts determines who is responsible for your injuries, our lawyers will help you get the justice you deserve.
For more than 50 years, Munley Law has been dedicated to helping innocent victims of accidents just like yours. Our hard work and commitment has resulted in some of the largest settlements and verdicts nationally. We have a proven track record of winning and we want to put our lawyers to work for you. We are among the Best Lawyers in America and we are consistently chosen by our peers as one of the nation’s preeminent law firms. Call a Munley Law carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer today at 855-866-5529 or click on our chat now button or contact form. All of our consultations are FREE and we do not collect a fee unless we win your case for you.