In factories, schools, offices, farms, and public buildings, people receive exposure to a wide variety of fuel-burning products, such as vehicles, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. Whether in partially-closed or closed environments or on the exterior, carbon monoxide fumes generated by faulty or defective products can build to dangerous levels and lead to serious injury, or even death.
If you or a loved one has suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, it can change your life forever. The Utah carbon monoxide lawyers at Cutt, Kendell & Olson have extensive experience litigating these cases. We will provide you the support that you deserve and fight for your right to fair compensation for your losses and suffering.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
When the air you breathe contains too much carbon monoxide, your body replaces the oxygen in your red blood cells with carbon monoxide. People with heart problems, breathing problems, pregnant mothers, babies, and small children are especially vulnerable to carbon monoxide poisoning. Because the symptoms obstruct the distribution of oxygen in the blood to the rest of the body, many victims mistakenly believe that they have the flu or food poisoning.
Common signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- Chest pain
- Poor coordination
- Worsened cardiovascular conditions
The National Center for Environmental Health calls carbon monoxide poisoning the “silent killer” because this odorless, colorless gas, which often results in physical and neurological problems, kills 5,000 people each year.
Your Legal Rights
Our legal team will look at the evidence and consider a variety of possible claims for your injuries, including negligence, strict liability for a defective product, and strict liability for failure to warn. You are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries, including:
Past and future medical, hospital, and incidental expenses Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and physical impairment Past and future loss of earnings and earning capacity Punitive damages for serious injury or wrongful death Although financial compensation can never put you in the position you had prior to the incident occurring, our main objective is to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Cutt, Kendell & Olson has a solid reputation for obtaining results for our clients. Call (801) 901-3470 or e-mail us to arrange a free consultation to discuss your carbon monoxide poisoning or other personal injury claim. We will explain your rights and possible strategies to prove and win your case.