Carbon Monoxide Injuries

South Bend Carbon Monoxide Lawyers

Carbon monoxide is a hazardous colorless and odorless gas that is produced by burning fuel such as gasoline, wood, paper, natural gas, or kerosene. If inhaled, it may cause serious health problems including brain damage. In severe situations, carbon monoxide inhalation can be fatal. It is estimated that each year carbon monoxide poisoning kills nearly 5,000 people in the United States and injures nearly 10,000 more.

Many employees such as welders, firefighters, and mechanics come into contact with the chemical at their places of work. Other sources of carbon monoxide include but are not limited to:

  • Kitchen appliances
  • Fireplaces
  • Wood stoves
  • Camping stoves
  • Gas stoves
  • Hot water heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Barbeque grills
  • Indoor heating systems
  • Exhaust from cars, trucks, boats, recreational vehicles, lawn mowers, and snow blowers

Types of Carbon Monoxide Injuries & Symptoms

Unfortunately, many symptoms associated with carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to other common illnesses, such as food poisoning and the flu. For this reason, many victims are often misdiagnosed and may completely unaware that they have been exposed to carbon monoxide. Some of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning or exposure include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Memory loss
  • Vision impairment
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Low blood pressure
  • Hypothermia
  • Angina
  • Coma
  • Respiratory failure

Dedicated & Relentless Representation

If you or a loved one has suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, please contact an experienced South Bend personal injury lawyer from Sweeney Julian today. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to representing the legal rights of people throughout Indiana who have suffered as the result of chemical exposure. By pursuing legal action, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries as well as other related costs, such as medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

We provide all of our clients with uncompromising legal advice and representation in order to recover the maximum monetary compensation that is available for their injuries. We have the confidence and experience to handle your case and achieve the outcome you deserve. Contact Sweeney Julian today to set up a free consultation.

Sweeney Julian, P.C. - South Bend Personal Injury Lawyer
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Phone: 574.635.1673
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