Norfolk Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer | Wrongful Death Attorney

Norfolk Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. represent victims that have suffered from the serious side effects of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a negligent individual or entity. Negligent parties most often include: building owners, faulty repairs by repair companies, and product manufacturers. If you, or a loved one, has been poisoning because of someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free consultation. We offer a no fee promise which means no legal fees unless we settle or win your case.

Carbon Monoxide – the Silent Killer

What makes carbon monoxide so dangerous and frightening is that it is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and toxic gas. Because carbon monoxide is nearly undetectable to the humans it is frequently referred to as “the silent killer.” When you are exposed to unsafe concentrations of CO, oxygen is displaced from the blood causing your heart, brain, and other vital organs to be deprived of oxygen. Serious exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to permanent brain damage and even death.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning usually depend upon the concentration of CO in the air and the length of time that you exposed to it. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to carbon monoxide poisoning, you should contact a medical professional immediately.

Symptoms include: dull headaches, weakness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness or breath, confusion, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, brain damage, and untimely death. At lower levels of exposure symptoms can often be mistaken for the flu.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Compensation & Settlements

Depending on the specifics of the situation,  victims may be entitled to one or more of the following types of damages:

  • Medical Bills. Whether you need an ambulance ride to the hospital, an emergency life-saving procedure, or years of physical therapy, medical bills can add up quickly. Victims should not have to pay for these expenses if someone else’s negligence caused them harm. Seek compensation for those bills, as well as any future medical expenses associated with the injury.
  • Lost Earnings. If you’re hospitalized after being poisoned, there’s a good chance you’ll miss work while you recuperate. That lost income shouldn’t be written off – sue for the paychecks you missed out on.
  • Future Loss of Earnings. Severe injuries can put people out of work for months or permanently, so the loss of future earnings should also be included in your settlement.
  • Pain and Suffering. Long after the physical wounds heal, the emotional pain of an accident can linger.  This pain and suffering may be included in your settlement.
  • Wrongful Death. If your loved one was killed, you’re probably grief-stricken and wondering how you’ll shoulder medical bills, funeral costs – not to mention the loss of future income for your family. The emotional loss cannot be understated, either. The loss of companionship and affection is irreplaceable. The Virginia wrongful death statute allows certain family members to bring a claim for the losses they have suffered from the death of a loved one.

Norfolk Carbon Monoxide Lawyers – Get Help Now.

Our Norfolk carbon monoxide lawyers have helped victims of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a negligent party. We understand the need for an immediate investigation to preserve crucial evident needed to win your case. If you have been poisoning by carbon monoxide and believe that a negligent party is at fault, contact us for a free consultation 877-544-5323. If we accept your case you pay no legal fees unless we win or settle your case.

Resources

Virginia Department of Health – Carbon Monoxide
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC
580 East Main Street, Suite 310 Norfolk, VA 23510