Our Michigan poisoning lawyers handle cases involving carbon monoxide poisoning.  We have won substantial settlements for victims harmed by this toxic gas exposure.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas-a by-product of incomplete combustion. It interferes with the delivery of oxygen in the blood to the rest of the body. High carbon monoxide exposures can result in physical problems, neurological problems, and even death.

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide causes a number of symptoms, including:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Chest Pain
  • Confusion
  • Impeded Coordination
  • Fatigue
  • Worsening Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Neurological injuries, including brain damage
  • Death

CO is referred to as the “silent killer” because the victim cannot smell the danger and occurs during sleep.

What are Common Sources of Carbon Monoxide?

The most common sources of carbon monoxide (CO) gas are:

  • Vehicles running in a closed garage
  • Furnaces
  • Clothes dryers
  • Gas ranges, ovens, and stoves
  • Fireplaces
  • Water heaters
  • Space heaters
  • Portable generators

Many unsafe exposures occur in campers and boats.  When there is enough fresh air in the area, the CO produced by these sources is not typically dangerous.  However, when an appliance is defective of an area is not properly vented, the gas can be poisonous and deadly.

Filing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuits

Negligence lawsuits are filed against a property owners, landlords, maintenance companies, and contractors by people harmed by carbon monoxide.  Product liability lawsuits are filed against the manufacturers of defective products.

To win a lawsuit settlement, the evidence must prove that:

  1. You were exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.  This is often measured through testing by the gas company, fire department, furnace repairman, or a private inspector.
  2. Blood tests show levels of CO poisoning. These labs are typically taken at the emergency room or a hospital after suspected exposure.
  3. A product or premises was defective or in disrepair and caused your poisoning.
  4. You suffered physical and/or psychological injuries from the toxic exposure. Injuries are proven by medical records, neurological testing, and other medical evaluations. An autopsy can determine if a fatality was caused by hazardous exposure.

How Much are Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Settlements?

Carbon monoxide poisoning settlement amounts are substantial in cases involving  brain damage, breathing problems, and other serious medical conditions. The medical bills and lost income also factors into the amount.

In cases involving death, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Statute of Limitations

In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the poisoning.  The time is longer for cases involving minors harmed by CO exposure. It is important to preserve all evidence for testing if possible.  Hiring a lawyer soon after the incident gives you the best chance to win your lawsuit.

Choose the Best Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyers

Carbon monoxide poisoning cases require significant legal and medical expertise. Our award winning toxic poisoning attorneys have the skill and experience to win your case.

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