Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

An estimated 1,000 people die each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Known as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide can prove fatal because you cannot see, smell or taste it.

Carbon Monoxide, the Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide, the silent killer, is a colorless and odorless gas that can lead to serious health issues and prove to be fatal. It is produced by burning fuel, including coal, wood, charcoal, natural gas and fuel oil commonly used by household products such as:

  • Boilers
  • Central heating systems
  • Furnaces
  • Fireplaces
  • Generators
  • Hot water heaters
  • Wood burning stoves

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Mistaken for Flu

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often confused with the flu or food poisoning according to the CDC, which may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Clumsiness and loss of coordination
  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Headaches
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea and sickness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness and lethargy

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Leads to Serious Health Conditions

Prolonged exposure can potentially result in:

  • Long term effects to memory, concentration and personality
  • Impede coordination
  • Worsen cardiovascular conditions
  • Brain damage
  • Respiratory failure
  • Sensory or motor impairment

Prolonged exposure may interfere with the body’s ability to supply oxygen to the brain or other vital organs leading to death.

Premises Liability Lawsuits

Exposure to carbon monoxide happens in our homes, our workplaces, hotels and other places. Sometimes this can be a result of your own negligence; however, sometimes, it may be due to the negligence of another party. When it is due to another’s negligence, you have the potential to obtain compensation for your injuries.

Lawsuits may be filed as a premises liability case. Premises liability holds property owners legally responsible for accidents that occur on their property due to unsafe conditions.

Financial Compensation for You

Rely on the lawyers at Nash & Franciskato to thoroughly investigate the cause of the carbon monoxide poisoning — how and why you were exposed — to determine who may be responsible for your injuries.

We target settlements and verdicts that compensate you for:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Physical impairments
  • Pain and suffering

Even though money cannot compensate you for the loss of a loved one, in the case of a wrongful death, we also look to obtain compensation for funeral expenses, loss of income and loss of companionship.

Receive a Free Evaluation from Experienced Premises Liability Attorneys

When you have been exposed to carbon monoxide and suffered serious injuries, you need to rely on a trusted source to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. In the Kansas City area, the knowledgeable attorneys at Nash & Franciskato will help you determine your legal rights and provide the aggressive representation you need. Contact us for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

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