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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers - Burg Simpson

Between 2010 and 2015, accidental carbon monoxide poisoning killed a total of 2,244 Americans. In 2015 alone, a total of 393 people died from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning – with nearly 40 percent of those deaths taking place in the winter months of December, January, and February. In fact, carbon monoxide poisoning is the second most common cause of fatal non-medicinal poisoning in the United States. The most recent data on these personal injury incidents shows more than a 90 percent increase over the last decade – this despite increased awareness and detection equipment. Firefighters respond to nearly 90,000 incidents a year – which works out to about nine calls every hour. Our Denver personal injury lawyers are here for you!

This “silent killer” is versatile, too. Someone can be poisoned by a small amount of carbon monoxide over an extended period of time or by a brief, but large dose. The serious injuries – and even deaths – these incidents lead to can devastate entire families. Burg Simpson’s trial lawyers represent victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, and they understand the nuances of these cases. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form now or call us at 720-500-5995.

Carbon monoxide is a gas you can’t see, smell or taste. But it can easily kill you. As the name implies, carbon monoxide is produced by the burning of any material that contains carbon. The bloodstream absorbs it readily and displaces the oxygen, leading to brain damage or death. Young children and older adults are particularly susceptible.

Several common household appliances can generate carbon monoxide, such as:

  • Gas water heaters.
  • Kerosene space heaters.
  • Charcoal grills.
  • Propane heaters and stoves.
  • Gasoline and diesel-powered generators and engines.
  • Cigarette smoke.
  • Boats engines.
  • Spray paint, solvents, degreasers, and paint removers.

If you or a family member have been poisoned by carbon monoxide, whether through the negligence of a landlord or because of a defective product, contact the attorneys at Burg Simpson today.

According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can include headaches, lightheadedness and blurred vision, among other things. In short, carbon monoxide poisoning can feel a lot like the flu, or even food poisoning. The concentration of carbon monoxide, typically measured in parts per million, is the most critical factor in the symptoms in an average, healthy adult. The National Fire Protection Association have produced a list of accelerating symptoms based on exposure:

50 ppm: No adverse effects with eight hours of exposure.
200 ppm: Mild headache after two to three hours.
400 ppm: Headache and nausea after one to two hours.
800 ppm: Headache, nausea, and dizziness after only 45 minutes; after just 60 minutes, unconsciousness can occur.
1,000 ppm: Loss of consciousness after one hour.
1,600 ppm: Headache, nausea, and dizziness after 20 minutes.
3,200 ppm: Headache, nausea, and dizziness after five to 10 minutes; collapse and unconsciousness after half an hour.
6,400 ppm: Headache and dizziness after just a couple of minutes; unconsciousness and danger of death after 10 to 15 minutes.
12,800 ppm: Immediate physiological effects, unconsciousness and risk of death after just 60 to 180 seconds.

You need to contact a Denver injury lawyer as soon as possible for help! Fill out a form for a FREE consultation here!

The most important action is to obtain the necessary medical evaluations and treatment to help you recover from the injuries. But if you or a loved one have suffered CO poisoning injuries because of someone else’s fault, it is critical that you immediately contact a lawyer experienced in handling personal injury claims, and particularly CO poisoning cases. Time is running on bringing a claim. You need a personal injury lawyer on your side to help make sure your rights are protected.

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Carbon monoxide can be particularly deadly for people who are already asleep or intoxicated. Many of the tragic stories that make the news are those of entire families wiped out in their sleep because of a faulty furnace or space heater. These incidents often are the result of negligence or recklessness. Property owners and managers often fail to maintain appliances properly. Or they may have even been improperly installed. Manufacturers frequently produce unsafe products.

It doesn’t matter how or why these personal injuries happen. If you’ve been poisoned by carbon monoxide, or if you’ve lost a loved one to carbon monoxide poisoning, you need to talk to our personal injury lawyers in Denver right now! You need an objective, experienced professional who’s handled these cases before. At Burg Simpson, a Denver injury lawyer has dozens of professionals eager to fight the battle for you. If you think you may have a case, call for help today at 720-500-5995 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form now.

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Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

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Former Senator Al Simpson Eulogizes President George H.W. Bush

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Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to Remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s Funeral

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The former senator, a colleague and longtime friend of George and Barbara Bush, will be one of four speakers to deliver the eulogy at the late president’s funeral this week. Simpson and Bush established their… Read more »

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Stephen Burg Handles Spinal Cord Injury Cases

  Shareholder Stephen Burg handles spinal cord injury cases at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. Mr. Burg is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on representing victims of auto crashes, personal injury, trucking accidents, product liability injuries, gas explosions, wrongful death, and harmful drug products. He also has significant experience in handling spinal cord… Read more »

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Gas Company Found Responsible for Cedar Ridge Apartments Explosion

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Sterilization Breaches Put Patient Lives at Risk

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Natural Gas Explosion – Personal Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson Denver

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Natural Gas Explosion Injures Several in Denver

An explosion shattered an otherwise typical, late summer afternoon in Denver earlier this week. A natural gas line burst in the historic Baker neighborhood, blasting a hole through a multi-family residential unit. The explosion left nine people injured – one of them critically. One fire department official told the Denver Post that it was the… Read more »

Kids Safe – Colorado Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

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Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer Season

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All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

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Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

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Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

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Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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