CO Poisoning Attorney
Every now and then there is a tragic news story involving the death of an entire family due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. More than 400 people die in America each year due to unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, and over 4,000 people are hospitalized, according to the CDC.
CO is so dangerous because it is a colorless and odorless gas. It is produced through the burning of fuel. Exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to death or serious injury.
Our Ohio carbon monoxide attorneys handle CO exposure cases due to defective:
- Gas Ranges
- Small Engines
Carbon monoxide related claims are not always the result of old or defective appliances or engines. Such claims can also result from appliances or equipment that was not properly installed, maintained or used.
Symptoms of CO poisoning can include:
- Chest pain
- Upset stomach
- Vision issues
Continued exposure to carbon monoxide can result in serious brain injury, and death in short time. Lengthy exposure to low levels of CO over time can also result in serious injury.
Exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to claims for product liability against the manufacturer of the appliance, and also negligence against the contractor or owner of the device for defective installation, maintenance or use. Recoverable damages can include:
- Economic Damages: Medical bills and lost wages
- Noneconomic Damages: Pain and suffering, permanent harm and emotional distress
- Loss or Consortium: Loss to loved one's due to the injury
- Ohio Wrongful Death Statutory Damages: Funeral bill, loss of prospective income, noneconomic harm
If you or a loved one has suffered injury, and you believe that it may have been the result of carbon monoxide exposure it is important to contact an experienced attorney immediately to identify the potential Defendants at fault, preserve evidence, and take the necessary steps to maintain and protect the claim.
Our Ohio attorneys are dedicated to seeking compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of another, and also holding those individuals and companies accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning please contact us today and LET US BE YOUR ADVOCATE!
There is no fee unless we recover for you and we will guide you through the claim process, which may include causation and liability investigation, injury investigation, medical and damages review, identifying insurance providers, settlement negotiation, mediation and litigation through the court system.
For a free and confidential review of your CO exposure claim fill out the contact form on this page or call us at (440) 248-8811.