Committed Representation For Victims Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
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.
The attorneys at Sweeney Julian understand the devastating impact of carbon monoxide poisoning. We routinely assist South Bend individuals as they consider their legal options after being exposed to this dangerous gas. Our lawyers recognize the seriousness of these cases, and we have the experience necessary to fight for you.
Certain Occupations Carry A Greater Risk For Exposure
Many employees such as welders, firefighters and mechanics come into contact with the gas at their places of work. Other sources of carbon monoxide include but are not limited to:
- Kitchen appliances
- Wood stoves
- Camping stoves
- Gas stoves
- Hot water heaters
- Barbeque grills
- Indoor heating systems
- Exhaust from cars, trucks, boats, recreational vehicles, lawn mowers and snow blowers
Recognizing Carbon Monoxide Injuries And 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. As carbon monoxide exposure can be fatal, it deserves serious attention. Some of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning or exposure include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Memory loss
- Vision impairment
- Coordination difficulties
- Low blood pressure
- Respiratory failure
We Are Dedicated To Helping You
If you or a loved one has suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, please contact the attorneys at Sweeney Julian today. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to representing the legal rights of people throughout Indiana who have suffered as a 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. Email us or call 574-247-1234 to arrange for your free initial consultation.