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Indio Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer

According to the American Council on Science and Health, carbon monoxide poisoning is the fourth leading cause of fatality throughout the country. In fact, more people are killed by carbon monoxide poisoning than by terrorism and mass shootings combined. Just like these terrible acts, fatalities due to carbon monoxide poisoning are usually entirely preventable. A person can be exposed to carbon monoxide and recover after becoming sick for a short amount of time. In the majority of cases, though, it is only when a person has passed away that carbon monoxide poisoning is detected. If you or someone you love has been exposed and suffered harm, our Indio carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer can provide the legal advice you need.

How Does Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Happen?

Any time a person is exposed to carbon monoxide, they can inhale toxic levels of the gas and suffer a life-threatening emergency. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, so it is nearly impossible to determine when it is in the air. Air is often contaminated with carbon monoxide when a fuel such as wood, gasoline, or natural gas is burned. As a result, there are many common causes of carbon monoxide poisoning and they are as follows:

  • Boat engines
  • Camping or fuel-burning appliances, such as heating units, grills, and pool heaters
  • Defective gas clothes dryers
  • Defective oil, wood, gas, or coal furnaces
  • Defective water heaters
  • Clogged chimneys
  • Exhaust from idling vehicles
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Faulty cooking appliances

Unfortunately, the above is not an exhaustive list of carbon monoxide sources. To prevent more deaths from occurring, California legislators have created laws property owners must adhere to.

What is the CMPPA?

California lawmakers passed the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act in 2010. The Act holds property owners responsible for installing carbon monoxide detectors in all dwellings that contain a fuel-burning heater, furnace, or other appliance. Dwellings under the law are defined as apartments, homes, hotels, and condos. Structures with an attached garage must also contain functional carbon monoxide detectors. Carbon monoxide devices save lives, and when property owners do not install them, they can be held liable for any harm others suffer as a result.

Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide symptoms largely mimic those of the flu, particularly when they first start appearing. It is crucial to understand the most common symptoms, so you can get the treatment you need as soon as possible. The most common signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are as follows:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Visual changes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fainting
  • Inability to walk properly
  • Memory problems

As soon as you receive medical treatment, you should speak to a carbon monoxide attorney in Indio who can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

Our Carbon Monoxide Lawyer in Indio Can Help

At Brod Law Firm, our Indio carbon monoxide attorney has seen the devastating effects of exposure. It is why we are so dedicated to helping victims and their families claim the damages that are justly theirs. We can help you, too. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.

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