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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases

Carbon monoxide (“CO”) poisoning is a major health problem in the United States, resulting in thousands of injuries—including permanent brain damage—and hundreds of deaths each year. Many, if not most, of these injuries and deaths could be avoided by responsible industry behavior—including by using reasonable safeguards, like CO detectors, and by properly designing and manufacturing products to minimize the risk of harmful CO exposure. However, the industry has largely failed to act, and government “watchdogs” have done little to address the situation. As a result, CO injuries and deaths will continue, and the victims will need dedicated and persistent advocates to obtain the care and compensation required to put their lives back together. (more…)

CPSC Study Suggests New Technology for Portable Gas Generators

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that may be released by appliances such as heating systems, cooling systems, or certain types of generators. CO is odorless, and it is nicknamed the “silent killer.” It does not offer any warning for its victims. The “silent killer” may incapacitate or kill a fully-grown adult within minutes. Since portable gas generators became popular in 1999, carbon monoxide deaths have risen steadily.

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