Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Because carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, it has often been described as the silent killer. As it is impossible to detect carbon monoxide by sight or smell, it is critical to understand the symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure.
In extreme cases, carbon monoxide exposure may cause a person to pass out or even suffocate. In more typical cases, however, the symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure may takes weeks or even months to notice.
Some of the people we have spoken with or represented have noticed the following types of symptoms:
- They have problems with memory and focus
- They lose things more frequently than normal
- They have frequent headaches and nausea
- They suffer dizziness
- They have a sudden change in their personality
- They become depressed
- They suffer anxiety
- They cannot remember how to name objects
Carbon monoxide is a poison that causes damage directly to the brain. As such, it affects the memory, cognitive functions and emotional centers of the brain. Unfortunately, the damage caused by carbon monoxide poisoning can last a lifetime.
Fortunately, with the help of medical professionals, people who have suffered brain injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning can often achieve improvement in their daily living functions. However, medical attention of any kind can be expensive and serious conditions can develop as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Anyone who suspects they may have unknowingly been exposed to carbon monoxide should immediately seek appropriate medical attention and contact an attorney directly to discuss their alternatives.
Contact the Swanson Law Firm
If you have been injured as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning and need to speak with a lawyer, contact the Swanson Law Firm. We are a personal injury firm that has helped people throughout California and in various areas, all across the nation.
To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm, call 310-887-3600, or contact us by e-mail.