Michigan Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases

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Our Michigan carbon monoxide lawyers often investigate serious injury cases relating to carbon monoxide poisoning. These toxic exposures often result in physical
problems, neurological problems, and even death. The most common symptoms at
the time of exposure are nausea, dizziness, headaches, chest pain, and
confusion.

A lawyer handling these cases must fully understand the medicine and science
behind the poisoning to best represent the client. He must also understand the
necessary requirements to prove liability and damages in a carbon monoxide
poisoning case.

Carbon
monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas-a by-product of incomplete combustion that interferes with the delivery of oxygen in the blood to
the rest of the body. As a result, it is often referred to as the
“silent killer.”

Carbon monoxide interferes with the distribution of oxygen in the
blood to the rest of the body. Depending on the amount inhaled, this gas can
impede coordination, worsen cardiovascular conditions, and produce fatigue,
headache, weakness, confusion, disorientation, nausea, and dizziness. Very high
levels can cause death. The symptoms are sometimes confused with the flu or
food poisoning.

Carbon monoxide is produced as a result of incomplete burning of
carbon-containing fuels including coal, wood, charcoal, natural gas, and fuel
oil. It can be emitted by combustion sources such as unventilated kerosene and
gas space heaters, furnaces, wood stoves, gas stoves, fireplaces and water
heaters, automobile exhaust from attached garages, and tobacco smoke. Problems
can arise as a result of improper installation, maintenance, or inadequate
ventilation.

To
win a carbon monoxide poisoning case, the injured party must establish that
they were exposed to carbon monoxide, that they had levels of carbon monoxide
that were high enough to cause physical injuries, and that they did in fact
suffer physical injuries from the poisoning. The injury party must also prove
that the poisoning was due to the negligence of another person or business,
such as an apartment complex failing to maintain the furnace, or due to a
defective product, like a faulty portable heater or furnace. It is important to
contact an attorney immediately after the exposure before defective products
are lost or destroyed and faulty furnaces are repaired.

If you or a family member suffer injuries due to carbon monoxide poisoning, contact our office immediately to discuss your case and your legal rights. Call us now at (800) 606-1717. Our Michigan personal injury lawyers will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence needed to win and settle your case.

 

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