CO Poisoning & Brain Damage

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When you inhale carbon monoxide (CO), it will enter your bloodstream, eventually attaching to your red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body, causing significant damage if too much is inhaled. Unfortunately, CO is odorless, invisible, and tasteless, making it notoriously dangerous and even deadly for those that suffer from prolonged exposure.

If your loved one has suffered brain damage due to CO poisoning, you should not hesitate to take legal action. Sadly, these incidents are often caused by the blatant negligence of other parties, specifically manufacturers. At Abraham & Associates, P.C., we are well-qualified to take on brain injury cases. Attorney Abraham has nearly 20 years of unique experience and expertise in handling cases involving CO poisoning and brain damage. He is a member of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association and the North American Brain Injury Society, demonstrating his passion and commitment to these challenging personal injury cases.

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Identifying Sources of CO Poisoning

Since the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can easily resemble the flu, such as headaches, fatigue, and nausea, many people do not get the treatment they need right away. This also means that individuals don’t take steps to find the source of the gas, causing them to be exposed even longer. It is important to identify the source of the poisoning as soon as possible to minimize any potential long-term side effects and damages.

The following products and devices can often produce CO fumes:

  • Vehicle engines
  • Portable gasoline or diesel generators
  • Space heaters and fireplaces
  • Gas stove-tops
  • Hot water heaters
  • Any other type of gas-powered device

If these products are left unattended, are defective, or have been damaged in any way, it could lead to a leak of carbon monoxide fumes. While more and more homes, apartments, facilities, and hotels are getting carbon monoxide detectors installed, some may be outdated, broken, or ineffective. This leaves room for a claim to be brought against various parties, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, property managers, and landlords.

Effects of Carbon Monoxide Exposure

While the initial symptoms of CO poisoning can be minor, extended exposure can lead to long-term consequences, such as anoxic brain injury. Brain damage is the most devastating symptom that can arise, often tied to numerous other health complications. For example, many people can suffer from neurological problems, language and cognitive challenges, and movement disorders. Other severe symptoms can include seizures, coma, and memory loss.

Though many people think of CO poisoning as occurring instantly, victims often suffer from prolonged, minimal exposure. Even though it may be in small amounts, the continual poisoning could be extremely damaging. If the source of the chronic carbon monoxide exposure is not removed, it could also result in an anoxic brain injury.

How can I determine if my loved one has CO brain damage?

The good news is that you do not have to figure out your claim on your own. You already have enough weight on your shoulders—let our experienced Boston brain injury attorneys take the legal burden off your plate today. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless we win your case! With millions of dollars recovered for former clients, our firm knows how to secure justice for injury victims. Reach out to Abraham & Associates, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation or fill out a free case evaluation to begin.

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Attorney Abraham has earned several seven-figure verdicts on behalf of his clients and strives to create an altogether safer community in Boston.

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  • Massachussetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
    Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
  • American Association for Justice
    The Sarah Jane Brain Project
  • North American Brain Injury Society

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