Omaha Child Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Attorney
Legal Help for Child Victims of CO2 Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is gas that is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Unfortunately, it is also toxic. How deadly carbon monoxide can be makes it a dangerous threat to people because it is undetectable until signs of sickness begin to show. Well over 40,000 people each year suffer injuries related to carbon monoxide exposure, and 500 people are killed by exposure. Tragically, some of these victims are children. If your child has been injured, or if you lost a child to carbon monoxide exposure, you may have a legal claim.
To find out if you have a legal claim, you need to contact a dedicated Omaha carbon monoxide poisoning injury attorney. Cullan & Cullan LLC has helped many Omaha families suffering after an injury suffered by a child. Contact us today to learn how we can be there for your family. We can be reached at (402) 397-7600.
What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Carbon monoxide is a gas that results from the burning of a material containing carbon. Materials that contain carbon that are commonly named in carbon monoxide poisoning claims include gasoline, kerosene, propane, coal, and wood. When it's inhaled, carbon monoxide displaces oxygen from the blood and keeps oxygen from flowing to the heart, brain, and other vital organs. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 20,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for carbon monoxide poisoning each year. Many of these victims are children.
Common Sources of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Here are the most common sources of carbon monoxide poisoning named in CO2 exposure lawsuits:
- Tobacco smoke
- Automobile exhaust
- Gasoline-powered tools and equipment
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Children who have been exposed to carbon monoxide may experience the following symptoms:
- Flu-like symptoms
Anyone exposed to large amounts of carbon monoxide may lose consciousness or even suffocate in a matter of minutes.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Child's Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Injury in Nebraska?
For any parent, the idea of their child being injured by an invisible danger is a frightening idea. If their child's carbon monoxide poisoning was caused by the negligence of another person, that can only make the situation feel worse. Here are the parties most commonly named in carbon monoxide poisoning claims:
- A worker who improperly installed, repaired, or inspected appliances
- Automobile manufacturers
- Gas companies
- Product distributors
- Product manufacturers
- Product retailers
- Residential and commercial builders
Damages Recoverable in a Nebraska Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuit
Depending on the extent of your child's injuries, you may be able to pursue the following damages after a carbon monoxide poisoning injury:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death damages (in the tragic event of losing a child)
Contact Omaha Child Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC Today
The Omaha personal injury lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC have represented many families suffering after an injury to a child. Contact us today to find out how we can be there for your family. We can be reached at (402) 397-7600.
- Injuries Related to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Protecting Children from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Pediatric Carbon Monoxide Toxicity
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Children
Call Today for a Free Consultation
We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 397-7600 today for a free case evaluation.
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