There are approximately 30 deaths and 450 injuries each year caused by carbon monoxide poisoning from the use of portable heaters, lanterns, or stoves inside tents, campers and vehicles. If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, you could be eligible to receive compensation for carbon monoxide poisoning. Contact our office today to learn more about your potential personal injury claim.
Compensation for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning | Risks
Do not use portable heaters or lanterns while sleeping in enclosed areas such as tents, campers, and other vehicles. This is especially important at high altitudes, where the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning increases. It is important that you recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, which include headaches, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and confusion. Carbon monoxide reduces the blood’s ability to carry oxygen. Low blood oxygen levels can result in loss of consciousness and death.
See a doctor if you or a member of your family develops cold or flu-like symptoms while camping. Carbon monoxide poisoning can easily be mistaken for a cold or flu but is often detected too late. Alcohol consumption and drug use increases risk of illness. Carbon monoxide poisoning is especially toxic to mothers and their unborn children during pregnancy, along with anyone with circulatory system or respiratory players. Many times, these injuries and deaths are caused by a product that is defective.
Compensation for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning | Contact Our Office
If you or a loved one has been injured by carbon monoxide poisoning due to defective camping equipment, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our experienced Buffalo carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers today for aggressive legal representation you can trust.
With over 70 years of combined experience, we have the skills and resources needed to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.