Tennessee Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyers

Thousands of people die each year in the United States because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Even more are seriously and permanently injured. All too often, the injury or death is a result of a defective product that gives rise to liability. In these cases, injures persons have been able to recover for such damages as wrongful death of a loved one, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

At Baker Associates, our personal injury attorneys and staff share a common vision. We want our clients to get the help they need. If you or a member of your family has suffered a serious injury or a loved one has been killed as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, we invite you to contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys at Baker Associates for a free consultation.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Statistics

Carbon monoxide or CO, as it is commonly known, is the number one cause of poisoning deaths in the United States. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, there are about 2,100 unintentional deaths from carbon monoxide every year in the United States. In addition, more than 10,000 serious injuries occur annually from this colorless, odorless and tasteless poison. Carbon monoxide can be produced when burning any type of fuel including gasoline, propane, natural gas, wood, oil and coal. Carbon monoxide can kill in minutes or hours depending on the level of carbon monoxide in the air.

Defective Products Cause Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 170 people in the United States die every year from carbon monoxide produced by non-automotive consumer products. The products include defective fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters, room heaters, engine-powered equipment such as portable generators and fireplaces. In 2005 alone, CPSC estimates, there were 94 generator-related carbon monoxide poisoning deaths. Also, 47 of these deaths occurred during power outages due to severe weather including Hurricane Katrina. Several thousand people go to hospital emergency rooms each year to get treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are:

High levels of inhalation can also cause loss of consciousness and death. Diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning, however, can be difficult because the symptoms mimic other illnesses.

Protecting Your Rights in Tennessee

If you have been severely injured because of CO2 poisoning as a result of a defective product or if you have lost a loved one as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, it is essential that you consult with an experienced attorney to find out more about your legal rights and options. If your carbon monoxide poisoning was caused by a product defect, the manufacturer of that product could be held liable for the resulting injuries. Please call the experienced attorneys at Baker Associates and find out how we can help you.

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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Washington County
300 East Main Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

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