Omaha Fatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Death
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous and potentially lethal gas that Americans get exposed to on a daily basis. Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of organic material due to inadequate oxygen supply. Carbon monoxide can be the result of the burning of such fuels as wood, oil, gasoline, coal, charcoal, kerosene, propane, butane, and natural gas. Most home heating devices that make our winter months tolerable produce carbon monoxide.
What is particularly dangerous about carbon monoxide is that it is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and nonirritating. Carbon monoxide is an invisible killer that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates causes an estimated 170 American deaths each year.
If you have lost a loved one due to carbon monoxide poisoning, you should contact an experienced Nebraska wrongful death attorney.
The Omaha law offices of Cullan & Cullan LLC have represented many people who've lost a spouse, partner, or other family member in a preventable accident. Let us help you cope with your loss and move forward with your life.
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Common Causes of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Most incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning are the result of carelessness or negligence. Leaving a car running in a closed garage or using a carbon monoxide emitting device such as a charcoal grill or gas powered generator in a closed, unventilated area are common causes of fatal carbon monoxide accidents. Faulty products like malfunctioning stoves, furnaces, or space heaters can also cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Because carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, most victims of poisoning never realize they're in danger. The initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to symptoms of having the flu, but without the fever.
- Shortness of breath
- Mental confusion
- Vomiting (in severe cases)
If someone is experiencing these symptoms, it's important they immediately leave the area and go outside where there is fresh, breathable air. If you don’t know the source of the gas, contact the local fire department immediately.
Damages in Wrongful Death Suits
Losing a loved one is a painful experience to go through. If a death is caused by careless, negligent, or willful act, the responsible party can be held liable for any of the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future income and benefits, such as medical or retirement benefits
- Loss of companionship, care, comfort, and guidance of the deceased
If you've lost a loved one due to Carbon Monoxide exposure as the result of the negligence of another party, you have the right to seek compensation for your loss. An experienced Omaha Carbon Monoxide poisoning attorney can represent you in your claim while you and family mourn.
The attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC are particularly skilled in personal injury and wrongful death claims because we also have medical degrees and backgrounds in studying medicine.
Call our offices today at (402) 397-7600 for a free case evaluation. Let us help you put your life back together.
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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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