Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
If You or a Family Member Suffered Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on Someone Else’s Premises, You May Be Entitled to Financial Compensation
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and potentially deadly gas. While carbon monoxide detectors are readily available, many homeowners and business owners fail to install these devices on their premises. Heaters, dryers, stoves, ovens and other appliances can release carbon monoxide, and leaky pipes, inadequate ventilation and various other issues can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning as well.
If you or a family member has suffered carbon monoxide poisoning on someone else’s premises, you should speak with a lawyer about your family’s legal rights. Since there are steps that property owners can – and should – take to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning on their premises, those that fail to protect their visitors and guests can face legal liability when poisonings occur. Carbon monoxide poisoning can have various long-term (and potentially fatal) effects, and Florida’s premises liability laws make financial compensation available to victims and their families.
What are the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
One of the most dangerous aspects of carbon monoxide poisoning is that it can be difficult to identify. Since carbon monoxide gas cannot be seen, tasted or smelled, people will often ignore the signs of a possible poisoning until it is too late. If you or any member of your family has experienced the following symptoms and you have not yet sought medical attention, you should see a doctor right away:
- Blurred vision
- Confusion or disorientation
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath
What are the Potential Long-Term Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Beyond its initial symptoms, carbon monoxide poisoning can have a variety of long-term effects, and it can lead to various complications for both adults and children. In the most severe cases, carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal. In non-fatal cases, potential long-term effects and complications from carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- Brain damage
- Heart problems
- Miscarriage, cerebral palsy and other birth complications
- Personality changes
When Should You Talk to a Lawyer About Filing a Claim for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning, or if you have lost a spouse, child, parent or other family member to carbon monoxide poisoning, you should talk to a lawyer promptly. You may have a claim against the owner of the property where the poisoning occurred. At Searcy Denney, our premises liability law firm will thoroughly assess your legal rights; and, if you have a claim against a property owner, our lawyers will fight to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Talk to a Florida Carbon Monoxide Lawyer at Searcy Denney for Free
Would you like to speak with a lawyer about seeking financial compensation for carbon monoxide poisoning? If so, we encourage you to contact us right away. With offices in Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach, we handle carbon monoxide poisoning claims throughout Florida. To speak with one of our experienced premises liability lawyers in confidence as soon as possible, call 800-780-8607 or request a free consultation online now.