Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be extremely toxic in large, concentrated amounts. It is often some form of negligence that causes individuals to be exposed to harmful or fatal amounts of carbon monoxide.
If you have been injured or someone you love has died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, an experienced Palm Beach Gardens personal injury lawyer can help you fight for compensation. The Palm Beach Gardens carbon monoxide lawyers at Gordon & Doner will provide you with a free review of your claim to determine if you have a case. We will not charge you any fees unless you are awarded damages or a fair outcome.
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Causes of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that is produced through combustion of fuel in:
- Running vehicles
- Gas-operated fire places
- Non-serviced heating systems
- Oil-burning furnaces
- Portable generators
- Charcoal grills
- Engine running devices or vehicles
While devices that emit carbon monoxide are not usually dangerous, if they are used in a closed, or partially closed space, that limits circulation, they can be fatal. Most cases of over-exposure to carbon monoxide are accidental, but in some situations, it can be caused by another person’s negligence.
Our Palm Beach Gardens carbon monoxide lawyers can help you identify the at-fault party responsible for causing over-exposure to this deadly gas.
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms
Those who have been affected by carbon monoxide poisoning are often unaware of their condition until it is too late. Dangerous exposure to carbon monoxide can be identified by the following symptoms:
- Dull headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Confusion or disorientation
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
If you experienced any of these symptoms after being in a closed environment with a fume-emitting device, it is likely that you have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning. Although this condition can be very difficult to detect, victims often describe flu-like symptoms which can confuse doctors and lead to a misdiagnosis.
If you believe that you have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, you should seek immediate medical attention if you have not already done so. Our Palm Beach Gardens carbon monoxide lawyers will be able to provide you with referrals for medical professionals and vital legal experience to advise you on how to form a case for carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Injuries Caused by Carbon Monoxide Exposure
The risks of being over-exposed to carbon monoxide can be catastrophic to your health. There are hundreds of deaths each year directly related to carbon monoxide poisoning, while hospitals treat thousands of patients who have unknowingly been exposed to a dangerous dose of the gas.
The most common injuries and medical conditions that are seen after a dangerous exposure include:
- Brain damage
- Respiratory damage
- Coordination issues
- Hearing loss
- Decrease or loss of vision
- Cognitive issues
- Cardiac problems and heart attacks
- Immune system failure
Injuries and illnesses caused by carbon monoxide poisoning are very serious and can cause permanent damage to victims. Those who have been exposed to a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide fumes can develop brain damage within minutes of exposure.
Our Palm Beach Gardens carbon monoxide lawyers will discuss the circumstances surrounding your case and determine if you have been a victim of negligence. If you lost a loved one due to a fatal exposure to carbon monoxide, our Palm Beach Gardens wrongful death lawyers can help you file a wrongful death claim.
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How a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer Can Help
Carbon monoxide poisoning is dangerous because it can occur anywhere at any time. Most house-held items and vehicles emit carbon monoxide fumes that people regularly inhale. When these become dangerous and cause injury or death, it is often difficult to hold someone accountable. Having an attorney who is experienced in personal injury or wrongful death suits and has an in-depth understanding of medical conditions related to poisonings will be critical to your case.
At Gordon & Doner, our Palm Beach Gardens carbon monoxide lawyers will provide you with the legal experience you need. We will conduct an investigation into your claim and identify the cause and party responsible for causing the injury or death.
The full legal resources of Gordon & Doner will be made available to you in order to prove your claim.
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Contact Our Palm Beach Gardens Carbon Monoxide Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered because of a dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning incident, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as you can. Florida has a four year statute of limitations for personal injury claims that begins on the date of the injury. If you wait, you may miss your opportunity to bring a claim and obtain compensation.
Our Palm Beach Gardens carbon monoxide lawyers will help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.