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San Francisco Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Council on Science and Health. The number of people killed by CO poisoning is more than mass shootings and terrorism combined; just like those acts, deaths due to CO poisoning are completely preventable. While it is possible for a person to become very sick from CO poisoning and recover, most cases of CO poisoning are detected only after a person has passed away from it. If you or someone you love has suffered due to CO poisoning, our San Francisco carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer can help you claim damages.

How Does Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Occur?

CO poisoning is a life-threatening emergency that occurs any time a person inhales toxic carbon monoxide fumes. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is created any time a fuel, such as gasoline, wood, or natural gas, is burned. Carbon monoxide poisoning most commonly occurs for the following reasons:

  • Defective cooking appliances
  • Fires
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Exhaust from idling vehicles
  • Clogged chimneys
  • Defective water heaters
  • Defective wood, oil, coal, or gas furnaces
  • Defective gas clothes dryers
  • Fuel-burning or gas camping appliances, including grills, heating units, and pool heaters
  • Boat engines

The above are just a few of the most common causes of CO poisoning and it is clear that many people suffer from this type of poisoning inside their own homes. California lawmakers have enacted measures to help prevent these deaths from occurring.

The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act

In 2010, a law known as the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act was passed in California. Under this law, all property owners are responsible for installing carbon monoxide detectors in all homes, apartments, condos, and hotels that contain fuel-burning furnaces, heaters, and other appliances. Any building that has an attached garage must also have carbon monoxide detectors installed.

When landlords or other property owners do not install these life-saving devices, and someone is injured or killed as a result, they can be held liable for paying any damages. A carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer in San Francisco can help victims and their loved ones claim the damages they deserve.

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Some of the most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath, particularly when exerted
  • Impaired judgment
  • Confusion
  • Chest pain
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Visual changes
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Issues with walking properly
  • Memory issues

If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the above symptoms and you believe it was due to a negligent property owner, you should speak to a lawyer about filing a claim for damages.

Call a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Attorney in San Francisco Today

Carbon monoxide poisoning is as serious as it is preventable. If you or someone you love has suffered and you believe it was due to the property owner’s negligence, our San Francisco carbon monoxide poisoning attorney can help. At Brod Law Firm, we have a proven track record of helping victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, and we can help you, too. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation.

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