Recent Cases of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Houston Texas
Carbon monoxide is deadly. Within a few minutes, exposure to this toxic gas can result in symptoms of poisoning. Victims may notice sudden shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, or nausea. Prolonged exposure can lead to cognitive injuries, organ failure, or death. Recent carbon monoxide poisonings in Houston have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages– not to mention the extreme physical and emotional losses caused by these tragic accidents.
In the past two years, there has been an upsurge in carbon monoxide poisonings throughout Harris County.
Recent cases of carbon monoxide poisoning in Houston Texas include:
- On March 4th, ProPublica reported an investigation into a carbon monoxide poisoning that killed a mother and daughter. The leak occurred during Houston’s big winter storm of 2021 when a local family was sheltering indoors. Currently, a firefighter is under investigation for not entering the contaminated building; as a result, the Houston family was exposed to deadly carbon monoxide for an extra three hours. As a result of these deaths, there have been talks of requiring carbon monoxide detectors in all single family homes in Houston (as opposed to only requiring these detectors in multiple-family dwellings).
- The UTHealth Houston/Memorial Hermann Emergency Room sees approximately 50-60 victims of carbon monoxide poisoning victims per year. During the first day of 2021’s winter storm, they met their average annual quota of carbon monoxide poisoning patients.
- Most of the carbon monoxide poisoning cases in Houston in 2021 were caused by a lack of awareness on the dangers of alternative heating methods during the statewide power outage. For example, on February 16th a woman and 8-year-old girl in Southwest Houston were running their vehicle in the garage to generate heat. As a result, the two were slowly poisoned by toxic carbon monoxide gas and eventually killed.
With the right knowledge, carbon monoxide poisoning is completely preventable. However, in some cases victims are beholden to property owners to ensure their safety. For example, tenants trust that their landlords are conducting regular inspections of the property to reduce the chances of carbon monoxide leak. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a landlord or other property owner, contact a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible.An Experienced Houston Carbon Monoxide Attorney Can Help
Have you or a loved one been injured in a recent case of carbon monoxide poisoning in Houston? Was a negligent landlord, hotel owner, or business proprietor responsible for the carbon monoxide leak? If so, it is important to be aware of the full extent of your legal options.
With the help of a qualified carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer in Houston, you can:
- Establish your eligibility to file a carbon monoxide injury claim
- Determine who can be held liable for your carbon monoxide exposure
- Document the full extent of your physical injuries, financial losses, pain, and suffering
- File your carbon monoxide injury claim before the two year statute of limitation expires
- Negotiate a fair financial settlement that covers the full extent of your damages
If you are searching for the right injury lawyer to protect your best interests in a carbon monoxide poisoning claim, consider the attorneys of Carabin Shaw.Poisoned by Carbon Monoxide? Call the Houston Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
The team of carbon monoxide injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw are determined to win each of our clients the financial justice they deserve. With our three decades of experience, extensive knowledge of Texas personal injury law, and “client-first” approach, we have built up a relationship of trust with our local Texas communities. Carabin Shaw’s client reviews demonstrate our long history of success representing Houston accident victims and their families.
When you are ready to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation case review with a Carabin Shaw injury lawyer, call our 24/7 English and Spanish-speaking staff toll-free at 800-862-1260.