Wyoming Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Attorney
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the United States
Exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) in high concentrates over short periods, or at low levels for an extended period, can silently kill and injure victims. This deadly hazard is odorless, tasteless, colorless, and can only be monitored through a CO detector.
Unfortunately, carbon monoxide poisoning is commonplace in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it accounts for thousands of emergency department visits and an average of 430 deaths per year.
If you or someone you love has sustained a severe or fatal injury due to carbon monoxide poisoning, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages through an injury claim or lawsuit. At the Kent Spence Law Firm, we are prepared to fight for you. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.
Sources of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
People can get carbon monoxide poisoning anywhere there is a combustion engine present. These machines use oil, gas, kerosene, and charcoal as fuel, which produce carbon monoxide when burned.
Although combustion engines are safe and usually produce small amounts of carbon monoxide, if there is a crack or flaw in the system or the oxidation of the gas is incomplete, a dangerous leak could be released.
These combustion engines are in appliances like room heaters, generators, wood-burning stoves, cooking ovens, and boilers. You can also find them in cars, boats, and water heaters. Since these engines are commonplace in household appliances, individuals can get exposure to hazardous gas leaks in their homes, jobs, and hotels.
Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Many victims of carbon monoxide poisoning go undiagnosed. In many cases, doctors struggle to diagnose gas poisoning since its difficult to identify the cause of brain damage in patients who have never fallen or experienced a physically traumatic event. Moreover, the initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can mimic those of the flu and doesn’t always cause a loss of consciousness.
Possible symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include speech and eyesight problems, nausea, confusion, dizziness, weakness, and shortness of breath. Some victims may experience permanent neurological damage from dense or long-term exposure to the toxic gas.
Compensation For Your Injury
If your carbon monoxide poisoning is the result of negligence from an employer, landlord, product manufacturer, et cetera, the Kent Spence Law Firm can hold them accountable. Our experienced legal team will be able to launch a full investigation to identify the parties who are liable for your injuries and why the gas leak happened.
After that, we will handle the evidence of your case and help you file an injury claim. If we can’t reach the settlement you deserve, our attorneys aren’t afraid to take your case to trial to get you the full compensation you need to recover.
Types of Compensation
Depending on your circumstances, if exposure to carbon monoxide has harmed you, you may be able to collect compensation for past, present, and future medical treatment, physical disabilities/impairments, lost wages, and payment for your pain and suffering.
Also, in wrongful death lawsuits, the families carbon monoxide victims can recover payment for funeral expenses, lost income, and loss of companionship.
The Kent Spence Law Firm Represents Carbon Monoxide Victims in Wyoming & Nationwide.
If you are a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning because of another person’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence. Exposure to this toxic gas can cause devastating personal injuries, permanent neurological damage, and even death. Get the legal help you need and get started on the brighter path to recovery.
At the Kent Spence Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with excellent customer service and personalized legal representation. With over 30 years of experience, attorney Spence has the knowledge and tenacity necessary to handle your case effectively. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation and get started on your case today!