Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas which is potentially deadly but can also cause permanent injuries due to the multiple mechanisms by which it damages brain, cardiac, and other vital structures. It has been known for years to cause brain damage due to lack of oxygen. However, more recent medical research shows that carbon monoxide is a neurotoxin that can cause debilitating damage to blood vessels and nerves.
Carbon monoxide poisoning happens not only in the home but also at businesses, restaurants, apartment buildings and plants which are not properly ventilated. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can also be caused by faulty products including generators and anything that has a motor. The potential liable parties are manufacturers, building owners, companies, and landlords. If you are wondering if you have grounds for a carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit, get in touch with the Annapolis Maryland Carbon Monoxide Injury Attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni.
Carbon Monoxide Symptoms
There are numerous side effects clients may have to endure from carbon monoxide poisoning including:
- Brain Injury
- Heart and Lung conditions
- Nerve injury
In addition, sometimes clients present to an emergency room or family doctor with clear signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. There is a very simple and inexpensive test that healthcare providers can conduct to determine if the symptoms are caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. If the hospital or doctor fails to diagnose the carbon monoxide poisoning this can lead to catastrophic injuries and death to a client. In that case the hospital or doctor can also be liable as a result of their medical negligence
Contact an Injury Lawyer in Delaware and Maryland
If you have questions regarding carbon monoxide poisoning injuries or death call The Law Office of Shelsby & Leoni. Dial (302) 995-6210. You can also email Shelsby & Leoni here.