Pennsylvania Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuits
Pennsylvania carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits can be filed whenever someone is seriously injured, or loses their life, because of exposure to the deadly gas that could have been prevented had it not been for another party’s negligence.
If you were harmed after being exposed to CO and would like to explore your legal options for filing a carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit, please call Wieand Law Firm, LLC.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Pennsylvania
Carbon monoxide is a gas that has no odor, no color, and no taste. When inhaled in a poorly ventilated area, it can be lethal. The gas is a byproduct of common devices or appliances including furnaces, water boilers, generators, wood stoves, exhaust pipes, and anything else that is powered by gas, wood, oil, or charcoal.
It is estimated that in every American home, there is at least one appliance, item, or device that could produce carbon monoxide. Unfortunately, most homes, especially those that have not been newly constructed, do not have any CO detectors. Due to the dangerous effects of CO, and given the fact that there are at least 10,000 related injuries and 500 deaths every year in the U.S., it is important to take the necessary precautionary measures ahead of time.
Following exposure to carbon monoxide, it is imperative to choose a skilled carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer to handle your case. Failure to do so could result in significant financial losses.
Why CO Poisoning Cases are Unique
Carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits in Pennsylvania are unlike any other personal injury lawsuit in that they are very difficult to investigate. The plaintiff will need to have an idea of when and how they were exposed to the toxic gas. A lawyer may follow this information up by conducting an in depth investigation of the area and any devices that have a combustible engine. Using these findings, a negligent party may be identified. These parties could include:
- A property owner
Wieand Law Firm, LLC is one of the few firms in the [location] area that has vast experience in fighting and winning carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits in Pennsylvania. To date we have won settlements and verdicts that amount to millions of dollars in damages.
The Dangerous Effects of Carbon Monoxide
Because CO is odorless, invisible, and has no taste it is not possible to detect it without a detector or special equipment. Signs of exposure could include:
- Continuous headache
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of judgment
- Loss of consciousness
Many victims fail to recognize these symptoms, or even may associate them with the flu. In many cases, it’s not until the gas has caused serious problems that a victim realizes something is not right. Sometimes, the affected person is unable to move or even speak causing them to be put into a life threatening situation that could be fatal. Long term effects of exposure include:
- Loss of hearing of vision
- Brain damage
- Cognitive impairment
- Heart problems
- Memory loss
- Sleep disturbances
Are You Looking for More Information About Pennsylvania Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuits?
Exposure to CO can change your life, or that of another person’s, forever. If you believe you or your family was exposed to carbon monoxide, and would like to find out if you have grounds for a Pennsylvania carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit, please call Wieand Law Firm, LLC.