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How much are Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases Worth?

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Lawyers represent people who have been poisoned by carbon monoxide and suffered serious injuries from the effects of the toxic gas. When negligence was a factor, a carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit can usually be filed against the building owner, landlord, manufacturer, building manager, contractor, maintenance worker, and so forth. Most negligence is the result of:

  • Faulty appliances or devices
  • Improper repair of appliances or devices
  • Poor ventilation, or lack of
  • Failure to comply with state regulations

Known Carbon Monoxide Settlements and Verdicts in the U.S.

Each year, approximately 15,000 people are injured by carbon monoxide exposure, and another 500 people lose their life. Whenever negligence was the reason for the exposure, the victim or their loved one can pursue damages for medical care, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more. The following settlements and verdicts have been awarded to victims across the U.S.

A family in Virginia suffered severe exposure and harm due to faulty building repairs. Their lawyer recovered damages for medical care, pain, suffering, and more.

A family filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved ones, a couple, who died from faulty repair work in Virginia. Funeral and burial costs, loss of future income, loss of consortium, and punitive damages were awarded.

In Wyoming, a 23 year old woman was poisoned by a furnace that was 30 years old and should have been replaced. The woman suffered a permanent brain injury and was awarded a significant amount of compensation by a jury.

In another case involving a faulty furnace, a young girl lost her life and her little brother suffered serious harm. Multiple parties were found to be liable and after mediation sessions, a settlement was reached.

In 2018, a young boy died in a North Carolina hotel room after being poisoned by carbon monoxide. His family filed and won a wrongful death lawsuit that included punitive damages.

The same hotel also paid a large sum of money to the family of a couple who died in the exact same room as the young boy.

In Colorado, a seven figure award was given to a woman vacationing in a home that did not have carbon monoxide detectors. She filed a lawsuit against the property owner for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering and other non-economic damages and won.

No two cases are alike and the results of one case cannot be used as any type of indication of what our carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers may obtain for you. What you should understand is that there is a strong precedent for reaching ample verdicts and settlements in cases that involve carbon monoxide poisoning .

How much is my case worth?

Until you speak with a lawyer, it is impossible to tell you what your case is worth. In general, the more serious the injury was, the more you will receive. Factors certainly apply and could increase the value of your case. There are statutes of limitations to file a lawsuit. The sooner a personal injury lawyer Milwaukee, WI offers is contacted, the more likely that important evidence can be properly gathered.


Thank you to our friends and contributors at Hickey & Turim, SC for their insight into carbon monoxide and personal injury cases.