Exposure to carbon monoxide can result in severe sickness and, in the worst cases, death. Whether you have sustained long-term exposure to lower level of carbon monoxide or acute exposure to a higher level, you may hold responsible any person whose negligence resulted in the exposure. Our North Carolina injury attorneys can assist you with the investigation of your carbon monoxide poisoning case and, ultimately, with filing suit against the negligent parties.
Chronic Carbon Monoxide Poisoning vs. Acute Poisoning
Acute carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when a person is exposed to a high dosage of carbon monoxide for a short period of time. The first symptoms of acute poisoning typically include headache, nausea, and fatigue. With longer exposure can come more devastating symptoms such as breathing issues, heart problems, seizures, and hallucinations. A victim might also experience long term neurological issues such as amnesia, speech problems, depression, blindness, and memory loss. The treatment of these symptoms can result in significant financial loss, including extensive medical bills and months to years of lost wages.
In the context of personal injury claims, chronic, long-term carbon monoxide exposure is most commonly the result of a residential tenancy or a work-place poisoning. Chronic exposure to lower doses of carbon monoxide can result in depression, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, and headaches. If these are the result of an issue with a residential property, you may pursue a claim against your landlord for both negligence and violation of North Carolina’s residential rental agreements act.
Carbon Monoxide Wrongful Death
Tragically, carbon monoxide poisoning can sometimes result in death. When this happens, the family of the deceased is often left with significant burial expenses. More importantly, the family may lose a source of income needed to pay bills or a person whose companionship and emotional support they rely upon. And, while money damages can never replace the loss of a loved one, it can help replace lost income and help the family feel a sense of justice. Maginnis Law has experience handling complex wrongful death suits and can assist you and your family recover fair compensation in the toughest of circumstances.
The Raleigh law firm of Maginnis Law is available to handle carbon monoxide poisoning cases throughout North Carolina and offers free consultations. The firm also offers its clients a contingency fee arrangement so there are no attorneys’ fees unless there is a settlement or verdict. To send the confidential details of your case, please use our contact page.