Often called the “silent” or “invisible” killer, carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, and can quickly cause brain damage and death in high concentrations.
Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is produced when various fuels, such as gasoline, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal, don’t fully combust. Faulty installation, poor design, or improper maintenance of furnaces, heaters, fireplaces, and other common fuel-burning appliances can cause carbon monoxide to build up inside homes, offices, vehicles, and other enclosed spaces.
An estimated 500 people are killed, and several thousand become ill, each year in the U.S. because of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Property owners and companies that design, install, and maintain fuel-burning stoves, appliances, and other equipment are responsible for keeping the public safe from carbon monoxide. If they fail in that duty and people are harmed, our carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers are prepared to hold them accountable, and to ensure full compensation for the victims and their families.