Carbon monoxide poisoning is often misunderstood by the public and even
by medical professionals and attorneys. At The Spence Law Firm, we have
a great deal of experience handling complicated carbon monoxide poisoning
cases. We understand that proving liability in such cases can be difficult,
which is why we rely on our combined years of experience litigating these
types of matters, as well as the knowledge of top medical experts, including
neurologists, neuropsychologists, internal medicine specialists, pulmonologists,
psychiatrists, imaging technicians, and more. We are also connected with
cognitive and speech therapists and vocal rehabilitation specialists and
use all of our combined resources in order to build a strong case on your
behalf. If your loved one was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, or
you were injured yourself, our Wyoming carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys
can help you fight for the justice you deserve.
Contact our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with our
team of experienced attorneys.
How Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Occurs
Carbon monoxide poisoning is very often fatal. Because it is a colorless,
odorless gas, most people do not realize they are being exposed to carbon
monoxide in time to get to safety. When individuals do survive, they are
often left with serious, lifelong injuries, including brain injuries.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur when:
- Gas burning appliances do not burn properly
- Other combustion processes do not burn properly
- There is insufficient ventilation in the area
- Improper exhaust leads to unsafe concentrations of gas
If you have been seriously harmed or have had a loved one killed as a result
of carbon monoxide poisoning, negligence may be a contributing factor
in the incident. Our team is skilled at determining the cause of carbon
monoxide poisoning and can help you seek the just compensation you are
owed for damages.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases We Have Handled
Litigating carbon monoxide poisoning cases is a complex matter and requires
an in-depth understanding of state and federal laws. At The Spence Law
Firm, we look at every detail of your situation, including how carbon
monoxide got from the source to the victim, in order to assess liability.
Our firm has handled many carbon monoxide poisoning cases involving wrongful
death, personal injury, and brain injury.
Some of our more recent carbon monoxide poisoning cases include:
- In 2017 we have settled several carbon monoxide poisoning cases, including
a confidential settlement after six days of trial for a brain injury caused
by carbon monoxide poisoning at a vacation rental house with a defective
boiler unit and no carbon monoxide alarms to warn the occupants.
- In 2013, we obtained a $28.2 million verdict for a young woman who suffered
acute carbon monoxide poisoning and a permanent brain injury inside her
apartment from an unmaintained and dangerous 32-year-old furnace. We sued
the property manager and owner/landlord of the property who knew the furnaces
at the apartment complex were dangerous.
- In 2015 and 2016, we settled a wrongful death and personal injury (two
victim) carbon monoxide poisoning case in Boise, Idaho against the property
owner and managers of an apartment complex. A faulty water heater poisoned
two teenagers as they slept. Confidential settlements were reached with
five different defendants before the liable plumbing company and plumber
settled claims against them for an additional $1 million.
- We represented the family of two children, ages 9 and 11, who were poisoned
while swimming near the back deck of their family's houseboat. The
houseboat's generators exhaust was piped into a space that did not
allow proper ventilation, creating a hidden hazard that killed the boys.
We achieved a record monetary settlement for the family and collaborated
with governmental agencies to enact a nationwide safety recall of all
improperly ventilated houseboats. Additionally, a nationwide safety campaign
was initiated to educate the public about carbon monoxide poisoning and
we assisted the family in setting up the Double Angel Foundation, a non-profit
dedicated to carbon monoxide hazard education.
- We are currently litigating and investigating a number of other carbon
monoxide poisoning cases in several states across the West, including
cases involving faulty furnaces, boilers, and water heaters in apartment
complexes, houses, and commercial settings; semi-truck exhaust systems, and more.
- A confidential multi-million dollar settlement for two wrongful deaths
caused by carbon monoxide in a home with defective carbon monoxide detectors.
If you are in need of a carbon monoxide poisoning attorney in Wyoming or
across the country, contact our team to find the skilled representation
and compassionate guidance you need. We offer free initial case evaluations
and all our services on a contingency fee basis.
Call the firm today to learn more about how we can assist you with your
carbon monoxide poisoning case.