Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and highly toxic gas, a dangerous by-product of burning organic material.
Carbon Monoxide Fatality Statistics
Unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning accounts for an estimated 15,000 emergency room visits and 500 unintentional deaths in the United States each year, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 100 of those deaths are caused by carbon monoxide generated by case against a product manufacturer, including furnaces, ranges, water heaters, room heaters, and vehicles, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
One case involved a group of workers who died after being sent down a man hole into an area where the deadly gas was lurking. Another involved fatalities due to carbon monoxide generated by a boat's engine.
Do You Have a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Case?
If you or a family member were injured in an accident involving carbon monoxide poisoning, you may have a case against a product manufacturer, a landlord, a construction company, or others. Our attorneys can review your case and tell you whether you have a valid claim for damages.
Please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers represent clients throughout the state.