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Carbon Monoxide Lawyer

Exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to lasting injuries or death.

The carbon monoxide lawyers at the Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC, can aggressively represent you and your loved ones to secure compensation.

Can you sue for carbon monoxide poisoning with the help of our Oklahoma City firm?

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Malfunctioning appliances and machinery are major causes of CO poisoning.

Causes of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the most common fatal poisonings that can occur, and is caused when victims - which often includes both adults and young children - inhale the gas. CO is produced when natural gas burns, and therefore individuals are at the risk of exposure wherever combustion engines are present. These engines typically produce small quantities of CO, but a dangerous amount of the gas may escape into the air due to a leak, or if there is incomplete oxidation during the burning process.

Malfunctioning appliances and machinery are major causes of CO poisoning. Other common sources of CO include:

  • Improperly ventilated vehicles
  • Generators
  • Boilers
  • Boats
  • Motorcycles
  • Gas heaters
  • Furnaces 
  • Fireplaces
  • Hot water heaters
  • Charcoal grills
  • Cooking stoves
  • Wood-burning stoves

Many different parties can be held responsible, depending on the circumstances. For example, if poisoning has occurred because a landlord has failed to maintain certain amenities, you may have grounds for a premises liability suit.

Injuries Caused by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Often, CO poisoning can be difficult to detect, and the victim may not realize the source of their discomfort or symptoms until it is too late. Mild cases of CO poisoning can represent as symptoms that are often mistaken for a virus or the flu. Depending on the amount of gas inhaled, signs of CO poisoning can include headaches, nausea, a decrease in visual acuity, abdomen pain, and loss of consciousness. Severe cases of poisoning can cause long-term injuries including brain damage, seizures, mental impairment, neurological deficits, comas, or even death.

If you or a loved one has been harmed due to CO poisoning, contact our team immediately so we can begin working on your claim.

How Your Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

The attorneys of Tawwater Law Firm fight for the rights of the individuals who have been harmed because of others' negligence or wrongdoing. CO poisoning can have potentially debilitating consequences, and a dedicated personal injury attorney at our law firm can help seek the damages you need and deserve. We can thoroughly investigate every facet of your case using advanced technology, and if needed perform accident reconstruction, enlist the help of experts, collect the required records, and interview any witnesses to build a strong case. If you or your loved ones have been affected because of malfunctioning appliances, improper maintenance, lack of CO monitors, or other situations, we can help.

Depending on your injuries, your lawyer can seek compensation for damages including:

  • Loss of wages
  • Medical and hospital bills
  • Decreased income potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Financial losses of dependents in case of a wrongful death

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