Defective Carbon Monoxide AlarmsLast updated on: July 14, 2021
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Exposure to carbon monoxide can impede the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to body tissue and vital organs. Carbon monoxide exposure is extremely serious and may result in long-term, irreversible, brain damage or cardiological effects. If you have been exposed to carbon monoxide, you should seek immediate medical care as well as the assistance of a personal injury attorney.
Zinda Law Group product injury lawyers have the experience and ability necessary to help you through this difficult time. We can help investigate your case, determine fault, and fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve for your unique injuries, so call our team at Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 to discuss your potential claim and to schedule your 100% free consultation. As always, you will not pay us a thing unless we are able to get you compensation in your carbon monoxide injury case.
causes and risk factors of carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas produced by burning fuels such as gasoline or propane. Improperly ventilated appliances may allow carbon monoxide to accumulate to dangerous levels. When there is too much carbon monoxide in the air, your body will start to replace the oxygen in your red blood cells with carbon monoxide, causing carbon monoxide poisoning to occur; this prevents oxygen from reaching your tissues and organs.
Exposure to carbon monoxide is particularly dangerous for certain groups of people. These groups include:
Unborn babies are more susceptible to harm from carbon monoxide poisoning when compared to an adult. This is because fetal blood cells take up carbon monoxide more readily than adult blood cells do.
Young children are also more susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning. This is due to the fact that children tend to take breaths more frequently than adults.
Older adults who have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning may be more likely to develop brain damage when compared to younger individuals.
People with Chronic Heart Disease
Individuals with a history of anemia and other breathing problems are more likely to get sick from exposure to carbon monoxide.
If you or members of your household or family have been negatively affected by carbon monoxide, you or they may be able eligible to collect compensation for your injuries. An experienced product injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group may be able to help investigate your case, negotiate with insurance companies, and get you the compensation you deserve.
carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms
Exposure to even small amounts of carbon dioxide can be dangerous, so it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of potential poisoning. Examples of these symptoms include:
- Dull headache
- Weakness or exhaustion
- Dizziness or confusion
- Rapid breathing
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
If you have been exposed to even trace amounts of carbon monoxide and are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. Acute carbon monoxide poisoning may result in hypoxia, which is a below-normal level of oxygen in your blood; hypoxia is an extremely serious medical condition and may lead to irreversible brain or heart damage. After getting medical treatment, if you have suffered injury due to a defective carbon monoxide alarm and need a product injury lawyer, contact Zinda Law Group today to discuss your unique case.
how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Every year, approximately 50,000 people visit the emergency department each year in the United States due to accidental carbon monoxide exposure or poisoning. Tragically, at least 430 of these individuals will die. There are certain precautions you can take, however, that may help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Protect yourself, and your family, by following the prevention tips listed below:
- Buy a carbon monoxide detector and change the batteries every 6 months.
- Have all of your gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician each year.
- Keep vents free of debris.
- Never leave a vehicle running in an enclosed space.
- Never run a gasoline-powered engine in an area where exhaust can vent into an enclosed area.
- Do not use a charcoal grill or portable camping stove inside of the home.
Following these tips will help you prevent serious injury or tragedy from occurring due to carbon monoxide exposure. If your carbon monoxide detector malfunctions, however, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact a product injury lawyer today at Zinda Law Group if you suspect your carbon monoxide detector is defective.
what kind of compensation can i be awarded?
If you have been injured due to exposure to carbon monoxide, you may be suffering from hefty medical bills and related losses. Zinda Law Group personal injury attorneys are on your side and here to help you collect compensation for your various damages. Contact our team to discuss the two types of damages, described below, that you may be eligible to receive.
The first kind of compensation, or “damages,” that you may be able to seek in your lawsuit are referred to as “economic” damages. These kinds of damages are meant to compensate the victim for his or her out- of-pocket, monetary, losses. Economic damages are easily calculated by adding up all of the victim’s bills, receipts, and invoices related to his or her injuries. Examples of these damages may include:
- Lost earnings
- Property damage
- Lost business opportunities
- Past and future medical expenses
The second type of compensation you might receive is referred to as “non-economic” damages. Non-economic damages are not easily measurable or calculated by adding up documented bills or receipts. These general damages are highly subjective and will vary from case to case. Examples of non-economic damages include, but are not limited to:
- Emotional anguish
- Disability or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have suffered injury due to a defective carbon monoxide alarm, you may be entitled to compensation for your hospital bills, pharmaceutical costs, and more. Contact an experienced product injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group today to discuss your case. We have the knowledge and ability to help you with each step of your legal claim, from the initial filing to the final settlement or verdict.
where are zinda law group attorneys located?
If you have suffered harm due to a defective carbon monoxide alarm, you may need an experienced personal injury attorney near you to fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. The knowledgeable team members at Zinda Law Group are nationwide and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule an initial, 100% free consultation to discuss your unique case. Below are examples of the cities and surrounding areas where Zinda Law Group attorneys are available:
- Austin, Texas
- Dallas, Texas
- El Paso, Texas
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Round Rock, Texas
- San Antonio, Texas
- Waco, Texas
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Las Cruces, New Mexico
- Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Aurora, Colorado
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Denver, Colorado
- Fort Collins, Colorado
- Tucson, Arizona
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Miami, Florida
No matter where you are located, contact Zinda Law Group today. We may be able to help get you the maximum amount of compensation available in your product injury lawsuit. Our team has the ability and resources necessary to negotiate with insurance companies or fight for you in front of a judge if a favorable settlement cannot be made.
zinda law group practice areas
Zinda Law Group is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm that has extensive experience in handling a wide array of personal injury claims, including those involving carbon monoxide poisoning. Our firm is dedicated to providing each one of our clients with all of the resources of a large firm, but with the individualized attention of a small practice. Examples of the other kinds of personal injury claims we handle include:
- 18-wheeler accidents
- Animal attacks
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Car accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Dog bites
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Pedestrian injuries
- Product liability and defective product injuries
- And many more
No matter your injury, we may be able to help. Our lawyers can help you seek the full and fair recovery that you deserve. Contact us today to get started with your free initial consultation.
if you need a product injury lawyer, contact zinda law group as soon as possible
Carbon monoxide poisoning may result in serious and long-term injury. For that reason, many individuals rely on carbon monoxide detectors to alert them if the carbon monoxide levels become dangerous in their homes. When those detectors malfunction, however, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries and related damages.
Zinda Law Group product injury attorneys are here to help answer your questions and to guide you through each step of an often-complex legal process. Our experienced team has the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek the maximum amount of compensation available for your ambulance bills, pharmaceutical costs, future medical bills, and more.
Contact us today at (800) 863-5312 to schedule your 100% free consultation. Further, you will not pay us a thing unless we are successful in winning compensation in your unique case. That is our “No Win, No Fee Guarantee.”
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