Side Effects of Carbon Monoxide Can Be Devastating
Even when someone survives exposure to what is known as “the silent killer,” the lingering side effects of carbon monoxide poisoning can result in a debilitating and long term injury, which can greatly impact an individuals quality of life.
Carbon monoxide health effects can include:
- Brain Damage and Mental Impairments
- Neurological Impairments
- Personality Changes and Depression
- Headaches, Hearing Loss or Vision Loss
- Balance and Motor Control Problems
- Heart Problems
The carbon monoxide attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential injury lawsuits for individuals nationwide who are suffering from carbon monoxide complications following exposure to high levels of the potentially lethal gas.
To review whether you, a friend or family member may be entitled to financial compensation through a carbon monoxide side effects lawsuit, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
Carbon Monoxide Injury
Carbon monoxide gas is toxic to humans and animals in large amounts, and exposure may result to sudden death. However, in many cases individual’s survive the exposure, but are left with a lingering injury and side effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
An estimated 15-40% of those who suffer acute carbon monoxide poisoning and survive are left with long-term complications in the form of neurological damage.
These brain injuries from carbon monoxide can affect the mind, causing maladies that can include, but are not limited to:
- Memory Loss
- Loss of Energy
- Difficulty Speaking
- Changes in Personality
- Antisocial Behavior
In severe cases, the neurological effects of carbon monoxide exposure can impact an individual’s ability to walk, see or hear. Individuals can also be left with a brain injury that results in seizures, shaking, changes in gait and other problems.
These carbon monoxide health effects can have a devastating impact on the overall quality of life and can be difficult to treat. As a result, individuals may experience:
- Loss of Income
- Long-Term Medical Expenses
- Inability to Engage in Prior Lifestyle
- Permanent Disability
Lawsuits Over Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Effects
In many cases, a carbon monoxide injury may have been avoided if certain steps were taken to avoid the leak or provide safety equipment to alert individuals to the risk of CO gas. Installation of carbon monoxide detectors and proper maintenance of appliances and equipment can prevent injuries from carbon monoxide.
If exposure to carbon monoxide gas was caused by the negligence of another person or corporation, financial compensation may be available through a lawsuit for individuals left with on-going effects of co poisoning.
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential claims for individuals nationwide who suffered a carbon monoxide gas injury. Free consultations and claim evaluations are available to review the circumstances surrounding the case and determine if severe side effects could have been avoided if the proper duty of care had been met.
All carbon monoxide lawsuits are handled under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm and our attorneys receive no fees or expenses unless a financial recovery is received for a carbon monoxide injury.