Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuits
The Strom Law Firm, is actively investigating cases of carbon monoxide poisoning on behalf of individuals exposed to carbon monoxide due to the negligence of another. Carbon monoxide exposure often leads to serious and permanent side effects. If you or someone you love suffered carbon monoxide poisoning caused by the negligence of a building owner, employer, or product designer, you could be entitled to compensation.
Known as the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas which kills over 150 people each year. It is estimated that the poisonous gas results in more than 20,000 visits to the ER each year. Carbon monoxide is inhaled through the lungs and interferes with the body’s ability to supply oxygen to the brain and other organs. Given that it is odorless, you may not even be aware that you have been exposed.
If you are not aware of the symptoms of carbon monoxide, exposure can be deadly. Symptoms may be easily overlooked and often mimic the flu. Exposure can be deadly. Whether the result of defective, improperly used or incorrectly vented fuel burning appliances such as a hot water heater, gas stove, a generator, or fireplace. Give us a call today for a free consultation. 803.252.4800.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can include:
- shortness of breath,
- mental confusion
- loss of muscular coordination
- loss of consciousness and
If you were exposed to carbon monoxide through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and medical bills.
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Don’t use a gas range or oven to heat your home.
- Don’t leave your car running while it is parked, or in a partially enclosed space such as a garage.
- Never use your grill, or burn charcoal, in an enclosed area or inside your home.
- If you have a carbon monoxide detector, and the alarm goes off, immediately seek fresh air outside.
- Have your heating system serviced by a qualified technician every year.
- Install a CO detector outside of sleeping areas and test the alarm every month.
- Open your flue when you are not using your fire-place.
Call today for a Free Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Consultation
Our attorneys are skilled in dealing with the various obstacles that arise during the course of your case. Although many of the people we assist in these cases are from here in South Carolina, we regularly help clients from throughout the Southeastern United States. In certain types of product liability or pharmaceutical cases, we help people who have suffered from across the country. If you or someone close to you has suffered injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning, contact the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. today. We are happy to provide a free consultation.