Side Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Victims can be exposed to carbon monoxide (CO) anywhere combustion engines are located since these engines are fueled with gas, kerosene, oil and charcoal. Carbon monoxide is commonly found in exhaust fumes of generators, cars, boats, heaters, grills, stoves, gas ranges, fireplaces or furnaces. Although most combustion engines only generate small quantities of CO, if there is a leak in the system or oxidation of the fuel is unfinished, toxic amounts of carbon monoxide can be released. Once released, CO gases can accumulate inside of homes and workplaces and poison anyone who breathes it in.
Every day Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys in Buffalo, New York strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to people who have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning and related health problems in Western New York. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has witnessed the devastating impact that carbon monoxide poisoning can have on a victim’s life. In cases of prolonged exposure, it can cause severe health problems, brain damage and even death. In addition to experiencing agony and distress, carbon monoxide poisoning victims face costly medical expenses and may have to take extensive time off from work. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. recognizes the impediments carbon monoxide exposure can cause, and our team believes that those responsible for your injuries should be held accountable. We aim to help ease the financial burdens that you will face so that you can move on with your life. Call us today at 716-839-3939 for the help that you need.
When organic compounds burn, carbon monoxide is generated. Some of the everyday sources of CO include:
- The exhaust from vehicles;
- Smoke from fires;
- Nonelectric heaters (such as propane, kerosene and gas water heaters);
- Engine fumes;
- Propane stoves
- Charcoal grills;
- Cigarette smoke;
- Diesel and gasoline-powered generators;
- Boat engines; and
- Spray paint, degreasers, solvents and paint removers.
In the event of exposure to carbon monoxide, it is vital to move all family members and anyone else who may be exposed away from the source of carbon monoxide to a place with fresh air. No home remedies or therapy are available for carbon monoxide poisoning victims. Victims should seek immediate medical treatment at an emergency room.
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Combustion engines are widely used to power common appliances, which means that victims can be exposed to carbon monoxide in their homes, schools or workplaces. Even relatively minimal exposure to carbon monoxide can result in severe side effects. Inhaling large quantities of carbon monoxide can make victims lose consciousness or even kill them, and people that are intoxicated or sleeping can die from carbon monoxide poisoning before even showing any symptoms. The prognosis of a victim with carbon monoxide poisoning can be problematic for doctors to accurately predict. Even with sufficient medical treatment, some sufferers may still develop permanent brain damage.
Other problematic side effects of CO poisoning can include:
- Mental impairments;
- Severe long-lasting headaches or migraines;
- Permanent hearing loss;
- Loss of eyesight;
- Long-term motor control and balance problems;
- Cardiac complications;
- Heart failure;
- Seizures; and
- Internal tissue damage.
Carbon monoxide levels of 50 parts per million, or more, can cause permanent health problems. Young children, pregnant women, elderly and people with anemia, breathing problems or heart disease have a higher risk of getting sick from CO exposure. Nevertheless, nobody is immune to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Each year, over 400 people throughout the United States suffer fatalities caused by unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning not related to fires. More than 20,000 CO exposure victims are treated at emergency rooms and over 4,000 are hospitalized. Unfortunately, for some poisoning victims, their symptoms do not always disappear just because they are removed from the exposure and may suffer life-long neurological side effects.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of Buffalo, New York carbon monoxide injury exposure lawyers is highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome is what sets us apart from the competition in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State and beyond. Our Best Law Firm of America will fight to obtain the best result for your carbon monoxide poisoning. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $150,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve personal injury claims. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation. We can be reached 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.
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