Carbon monoxide is 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.

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
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • 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 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Potential defendants in carbon monoxide cases can include:

  • hotels
  • inn owners
  • landlords
  • an individual’s private property
  • manufacturer of defective carbon monoxide detector
  • homebuilders
  • maintenance companies
  • public property owners

 

Our carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers will use our expertise to help you determine who is at fault and we will help you to recover for the loss of your loved one or 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.

Our Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Attorneys Can Help

If you have lost a loved one as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning you may be eligible for compensation. Our CO poisoning attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm will begin working on your case immediately to preserve evidence and take the proper measures to get you the compensation and justice you and/or your loved one deserve. Our services to you are free until we win your case and even then you will never pay us out of your own pocket; we only pay you the money you deserve.

Please, call our Pennsylvania carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have office in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton and will travel to you.