Acute Lung injury due to smoke inhalation is a common injury associated with fires and other smoke-inducing burn injuries. Smoke inhalation injuries and carbon monoxide poisoning are present in more than 30% of all burn injury hospitalizations. It’s something that many times cannot be helped due to the nature of the circumstance. When you are trying to escape a burning building, you are bound to inhale smoke. When adrenaline is coursing through your veins, your heart rate is increased and, thus, your breathing is accelerated to supply the necessary oxygen to your adrenaled muscles. And so it is more than likely that you will inhale not some smoke, but a rather large amount. Sadly in many instances, smoke inhalation injuries lead to fatalities in more than 40% of burn injuries. Often times smoke from fires contains many toxic chemicals and other hazardous carcinogenic particulates (such as soot, ash, creosote, etc.) which can cause severe respiratory syndromes. Smoke inhalation injuries pulmonary injuries can have devastatingly permanent effects on victim leading a need for lifelong medical care and treatment.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to smoke inhalation in a fire contact our California Burn Injury Victim Attorneys for a free no cost evaluation of your claim.
Smoke inhalation can damage the body through lack of oxygen (asphyxiation) as well as chemical exposure present in the smoke. Symptoms vary based on the individual some of the most common symptoms of smoke inhalation are as follows
Smoke inhalation can cause other syndromes associated with pulmonary lung disease including:
If you have been involved in a fire and are suffering from any of the above complications you may be suffering from smoke inhalation injuries. You should seek medical attention immediately where you can receive proper medical treatment.
Compensation for your burn injuries:
When your smoke inhalation injuries were the result of negligence from a third party, you are entitled to file a lawsuit against them. If your lawsuit is successful, you can recover compensation for the following:
The following is a list of possible avenues of recovery possible for your injuries:
Smoke inhalation liability can be placed on, property owners, property managers, defective products, and others; at Downtown LA Law Group our aggressive and skilled burn injury lawyers will keep on the offensive so that you are fully compensated for your injuries. We will take care of every legal detail and we will go to trial and take on liable gun owners, property owners, and their insurance carriers’ so that your rights are protected.
OUR NO RECOVERY NO FEE AGREEMENT:
You WILL NOT Be Charged a penny UNTIL you receive compensation for your Injuries. This is called the zero-fee guarantee and is our law firm’s way of reassuring you that we are not in this for personal gain like many lawyers, we are in this business to ensure that justice is served.
Additionally, we offer free legal consultation. You can contact one of our smoke inhalation attorneys and they will listen to you and give you their initial thoughts of your case, free of charge.