Settlement Benefits May Be Available For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Treatments
Every year more than 40,000 people in the U.S. suffer serious health problems caused by exposure to carbon monoxide gas, resulting hospital emergency room visits and often requiring continuing treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas, which generally cannot be detected without the use of a carbon monoxide detector. As a result, many victims are exposed to carbon monoxide gas for long periods of time, increasing the risk of severe brain damage and other injuries that may result in permanent disability.
The cost of carbon monoxide treatments that may be necessary for a life-time of care can be substantial. In many cases, another person or corporation may be responsible for causing the carbon monoxide exposure and financial benefits may be available to cover medical expenses for carbon monoxide poisoning and settlements for pain and suffering.
The carbon monoxide lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential claims for individuals throughout the United States who required medical care to treat carbon monoxide exposure. To review a potential claims for yourself or your family, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
TREATMENT FOLLOWING CARBON MONOXIDE EXPOSURE
Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of poisoning and poisoning deaths in the world. Because it cannot be detected by human senses, exposure often lasts for hours before victims are rescued. About 500 Americans every year are not fortunate enough to be rescued.
Exposure to carbon monoxide is the leading cause of poisoning in the world and causes hundreds of deaths every year.
For those fortunate enough to survive exposure to co gas, carbon monoxide poisoning can result in the need for extensive medical care and result in a life-long permanent disability.
Carbon monoxide causes damage by combining with the hemoglobin in the blood to form carboxyhemoglobin (HbCO). This prevents the blood from carrying oxygen to vital organs, causing a condition known as hypoxia. Even though the victim appears to be breathing fine, their organs may be suffocating, including the brain.
Oxygen treatment is the most common immediate response to carbon monoxide exposure. Oxygenating the victim is usually done by giving them almost pure oxygen to breathe. In extreme cases, they may be placed in a hyperbaric chamber, which provides a nearly pure oxygen environment, forcing oxygen into the starved organs.
Following the initial exposure, continuing medical care may be required to treat the effects of any brain damage from carbon monoxide poisoning that may have occurred. In extreme cases, this may result in the need for around the clock medical care and assistance to help individuals with their daily activities.
CARBON MONOXIDE EXPOSURE LAWSUITS
The personal injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential lawsuits for carbon monoxide exposure throughout the United States. Financial compensation and settlements may be available for individuals who suffered injuries ranging from acute carbon monoxide poisoning to more extensive carbon monoxide treatments.
If you, or a family member were injured or died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, request a free consultation and claim evaluation. Prompt medical treatment following carbon monoxide exposure is critical, and it is important that investigation of potential cases are not delayed.
All lawsuits are handled by our law firm under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses associated with hiring our lawyers and there are never any attorneys fees or expenses unless a financial settlement or recovery is obtained.