10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction
Google verifed reviews
BBB - Acredited Business A+
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
AVVO Rating - James Michael Shaw 10.0

Injuries Caused by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning is not always fatal, but victims who survive often suffer from debilitating, lifelong consequences. If you’ve endured injuries caused by carbon monoxide poisoning in Oklahoma City, it’s important to contact the right Oklahoma City law firm to discuss your next steps.

If you’re looking for the top carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys in Oklahoma City, then our Oklahoma City injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw are here to help.

What are the Long-term Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

In the short term, exposure to carbon monoxide causes nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and potentially even loss of consciousness or death. But what are the long-term effects of exposure to this poisonous gas?

Studies estimate that 10-15% of victims of severe carbon monoxide poisoning develop long-term complications. These complications arise due to the body being deprived of oxygen, since carbon monoxide replaces the oxygen in the bloodstream, thus depriving vital organs of necessary oxygen as well.

Long term effects of serious carbon monoxide poisoning may include:

  • Brain damage, such as memory problems or difficulty concentrating
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Parkinsonism
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Organ damage
  • And more

Additionally, pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide may suffer damage to their unborn fetuses.

When is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Negligence?

If another person’s wrongful actions contributed to your exposure to carbon monoxide, you may have legal grounds for a negligence claim.

According to Oklahoma state law, “all occupancies with a carbon monoxide system must have properly installed carbon monoxide detector(s).” So if you were exposed to carbon monoxide in a rental property because your landlord failed to install a working carbon monoxide detector in your unit, you may be able to sue your negligent landlord for damages caused by your injuries.

Because carbon monoxide is the byproduct of incomplete combustion, all fuel-burning appliances have the potential to leak carbon monoxide into the air. In some cases, defective appliance manufacturers may be held legally responsible for their products that have caused serious injuries.

What to do After Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Regardless of the cause of your carbon monoxide poisoning, the next step after seeking medical attention is to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney in the state where your exposure occurred. They can help you investigate the cause of your accident and determine whether or not negligence was a contributing factor.

Reputable personal injury lawyers offer new clients free consultations and operate on a no win, no fee pay structure—so it’s wise to consult with an attorney even if you do not know whether negligence played a role in your injuries.

Looking for the Right Lawyer? Call Our Oklahoma City Law Firm Today

If you’re ready to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options after carbon monoxide poisoning, our Oklahoma City injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw are here to help you. Our carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys in Oklahoma City have more than 200 years of combined legal experience and are specialists in handling even the most difficult carbon monoxide poisoning claims.

Whether you were exposed to carbon monoxide at home, at work, or on another person’s property, we will help you investigate the accident and determine fault. And best of all, your first consultation and case review with a lawyer is completely free of charge.

Free Case Review

To schedule your free consultation with an attorney, call our office serving Oklahoma City at 800-862-1260. Don’t wait—it’s important to act quickly, and our Texas pain specialists want to help you obtain the justice and financial compensation you truly deserve.

Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

Client Reviews
We are very glad we called Carabin Shaw after our accident. We now recommend them to everyone. - Griselda S.
You want Carabin Shaw on your side after an accident. They were excellent. - Valerie S.
In our opinion, no one is better, Carabin Shaw is the Law Firm you want on your side after an accident. - Amanda G.
The attorneys and staff went out of their way to help us after our accident. Thank you Carabin Shaw. - Melinda F.
We did our research after our accident and chose Carabin Shaw. They were great. Highly recommend. Joel Y.