The Invisible Killer – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
On a day-to-day basis, no one really thinks about carbon monoxide. We simply turn on our gas for heat in the winter, our stovetops for cooking and our hot water heaters. But with these convenient home devices, we are bringing carbon monoxide into our homes. In the vast majority of cases, carbon monoxide levels are perfectly regulated by these devices to stay at minimal, harmless levels. But when something goes wrong, and the carbon monoxide levels are too high, the results can be extremely hazardous or even deadly. Carbon monoxide can’t be seen, touched, tasted or smelled in most cases, yet it can be deadly. This is why it can be called “the silent killer” or “the invisible killer.”
At The Mahoney Law Firm, P.C., we represent clients who have been injured and the families of those who have been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. From our primary office in Denver, we take cases for clients throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Our legal team brings more than 40 years of legal experience to bear on every case we handle, and our focus is 100% on helping injured clients. We can help you.
The Effects Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
While the effects of minimal levels of carbon monoxide can range from no adverse impact whatsoever to a mild headache or mild nausea, the symptoms get more severe as the dosage gets higher. Effects can include:
- Severe headache and nausea
The greater the dosage, of course, the more immediate these effects can be. In a lot of cases, the dosage is low enough that people have time to react and seek medical attention before serious effects occur. But with the highest dosages, unconsciousness and possible death can be almost immediate. There can also be long-term consequences that can include serious mental and psychological disorders and lasting physical complications.
Whenever something like this happens, someone is responsible. Whether it’s the gas company or the designer or manufacturer of a gas-based product, someone or some company is to blame. We will find out who it is and make sure they give you the full and fair compensation that you deserve.