If you or a loved one suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in Baltimore, Maryland, seek immediate medical attention. Then, reach out to WGK Personal Injury Lawyers for help.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 400 people die in the United States every year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Additionally, more than 20,000 people visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized because of carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, contact our law office at (410) 837-2144 today to speak with an experienced Baltimore premises liability attorney. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
Table of Contents
How Our Baltimore Premises Liability Lawyers Can Help With a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Case
Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause serious injuries and even death. If you or a loved one has been affected by carbon monoxide poisoning, you need a strong ally in your corner who will fight for you.
The elite legal team at WGK Personal Injury Lawyers has more than 80 years of combined legal experience. Our three generations of Baltimore personal injury lawyers have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients.
If you hire our Baltimore premises liability lawyers to represent you, you can expect us to:
- Explain your legal rights and options during a free case review
- Answer any questions that arise during our representation of you
- Gather evidence regarding liability and your damages
- Calculate the full extent of your damages
- Handle communications with other parties and insurance companies
- Fight for the compensation you deserve
Contact our personal injury law firm in Baltimore, MD today for a free initial consultation.
What Is Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is formed when fossil fuel is not entirely combusted during the burning process.
Carbon monoxide can be found in fumes from:
- Motor vehicles
- Small engines
If a person inhales carbon monoxide, the vapor combines with the hemoglobin in the person’s blood, which blocks the body’s ability to carry oxygen to its cells. Large quantities of inhaled carbon monoxide fumes can cut off oxygen supply and cause the death of the victim.
What Are Common Causes of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Carbon monoxide poisoning is caused when someone inhales combustion fumes, especially indoors.
Common causes of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- Unvented space heaters
- Vehicles in garages
- Indoor grilling
- Smoke inhalation during a fire
An experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyer can determine how carbon monoxide infiltrated your environment and who is to blame for it.
What Are Some Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
According to the Mayo Clinic, common signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- A dull headache
- Upset stomach, nausea, and/or vomiting
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
Carbon monoxide can start affecting a person within minutes of exposure, or it may take more than a few hours, depending on the amount of it in the air. In some cases, poisoning occurs with lower exposure over a more prolonged period of time. If a high quantity of carbon monoxide is inhaled, a person can die from this exposure within mere minutes.
A premises liability attorney in Baltimore can help gather evidence to prove your claim.
Long-Term Complications of Carbon Monoxide Exposure
When not fatal, carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to long-term complications, including:
- Permanent brain damage
- Delayed neurological disorders
- Amnesia and short-term memory loss
- The onset of amnesia
- Heart damage
- Fetal death or miscarriage
In addition to the extreme emotional effects that such complications can cause to the victim and their family, these complications may require a lifetime of care. A lawyer can review the circumstances of your case and determine who might be responsible for your loved one’s carbon monoxide poisoning.
Who Is Responsible for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Baltimore, MD?
The party who is responsible for your carbon monoxide poisoning will depend on the circumstances surrounding your case. Numerous parties could potentially be liable for the injuries you sustained and thereby financially accountable for compensating you for the harm you suffered.
Some examples of parties who may be liable might include:
- A property owner who negligently maintained their property and a visitor was harmed while on the property
- The manufacturer of a defective furnace, engine, or other device that released poisonous carbon monoxide
- A furnace installation company that negligently installed the furnace so that it released carbon monoxide you breathed in
- A maintenance company if it poorly maintained the equipment or completed negligent repairs
- A landlord who did not properly maintain the fixtures on their rental property
An experienced Baltimore personal injury attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Baltimore Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyers for a Free Case Assessment
If you recently suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning or your loved one suffered life-altering injuries or died from inhaling toxic fumes, contact the carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers at WGK Personal Injury Lawyers. We offer a free initial consultation you can arrange when you call us today.