Acute Lung injury due to smoke inhalation is a common injury associated with fires and other burn injuries.  Smoke inhalation injuries and carbon monoxide poisoning are present in more than 30% of all burn injury hospitalizations. Sadly in many instances smoke inhalation injuries lead to fatalities in more that 40% of burn injuries. Often times smoke from fires contains many toxic chemicals and other hazardous particulates 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 symptoms and medical complications

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

  • Coughing
  • Irritation if the mucous membrane
  • Bronchospasm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Skin Color changes
  • Soot in the nostrils and throat
  • Hoarseness when speaking
  • Psychological Changes  including mood changes
  • Fatigues and seizures
  • Coma

Smoke inhalation can cause other syndromes associated with pulmonary lung disease including:

  • Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS),
  • Lung and Nerve damage from toxic smoke inhalation
  • Reduction or Loss of Lung Capacity
  • Fatalities due to Smoke Inhalation

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 attention.

Compensation for your burn injuries:

The following is a list of possible avenues of recovery possible for your injuries:

  • Medical costs resulting from hospital and emergency room care, physical therapy, ambulance costs and rehabilitation
  • Future medical care
  • Loss or income
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional and psychological damages
  • Punitive damages where the property owners displayed reckless behavior or gross negligence
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium

Burn Injury Smoke Inhalation Attorneys here to help

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.


You WILL NOT Be Charged a penny UNTIL you receive compensation for your Injuries; And we will work diligently so that we can maximize your settlement for the injuries you had to endure.