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Carbon Monoxide is a deadly, poisonous gas that can enter your home, apartment, or hotel room from a faulty or malfunctioning HVAC system, gas fireplace, water heater, or any other source of gas combustion. The gas is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, and its prolonged inhalation can result in significant, long-term health issues, or worse, death.
Carbon monoxide inhibits the body’s blood cells from being able to deliver oxygen to surrounding tissue. The effects of Carbon monoxide are mostly demonstrated in the brain, which consumes approximately 20% of the body’s oxygen. This lack of oxygen can lead to a permanent brain injury.
Injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning may include:
As an apartment tenant or hotel guest you have rights that may hold a property owner or manager liable for carbon monoxide exposure. Landlord liability is typically determined on a case-by-case basis and is often decided in court. If you are a tenant or guest at a hotel who has been exposed to carbon monoxide, contact the attorneys at WKW for a case evaluation.
If you or a loved one have been exposed to carbon monoxide and has developed a health condition as a result, you should consider filing a carbon monoxide lawsuit. Carbon monoxide lawsuits are typically filed for one of the following reasons:
When filing a carbon monoxide lawsuit, there are many different factors that will come into consideration. Liability and potential damages need to be determined. For information on how the attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham can help you with your carbon monoxide case, contact us today for a no-obligation case evaluation.
Having an attorney that can help assemble a team of qualified experts in the field of carbon monoxide is key to any successful liability claim. Such experts may include:
Damages in premises liability cases can be either compensatory or punitive.
Compensatory damages are intended to compensate an individual for losses related to carbon monoxide exposure. Examples of compensatory damages include medical bills, physical or psychological therapy, current and future loss of wages, emotional pain, suffering, and distress.
Punitive damages are those which exceed compensatory damages in an effort to punish the responsible party.
The amount of time you have to file a premises liability lawsuit in the state of Indiana is two years. For specific information on the date of carbon monoxide poisoning or the date of ailment occurrence related to your case, contact a member of our team today.
If you or a loved one have been exposed to carbon monoxide and developed a health condition as a result of your exposure, the experienced carbon monoxide attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham are here to help. Having handled multiple multi-plaintiff carbon monoxide lawsuits, WKW understands the issues. Put your trust in our team to guide you through every step of the process. Contact a member of our team today for a no-obligation case evaluation.
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