Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

Another tragedy is being reported regarding a potentially defective boiler. In a report by CBS New York, a 10-year old boy has died and his 9-year old sister remains hospitalized apparently due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide poisoning results in multiple deaths and injuries each year. Often, these tragedies occur due to a defective or improperly-maintained boiler which could give rise to a lawsuit based upon a products liability claim or a premises maintenance claim. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas produced as a byproduct of combustion. Inhalation in sufficient quantities and over a sufficient length of time can prove fatal to humans.

Our Partner, Christopher L. Sallay, has significant experience in litigating a products liability and wrongful death claim arising out of a defective/improperly maintained boiler. In fact, Chris achieved a $3,785,333.34 settlement in Sullivan County, New York in a complicated wrongful death action sounding in products liability and general negligence after several years of strongly-contested litigation. This case arose from the multiple deaths from carbon monoxide asphyxiation due to a malfunctioning boiler. Among the issues in the case was the dispute between the boiler manufacturer and the company that installed/serviced the subject boiler as to who was responsible for this tragedy. During the extensive discovery process, Chris was able to demonstrate that various parties bore culpability resulting in a favorable resolution on behalf of a young woman who lost both of her parents.

Every year the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission investigates cases of injury cased by defective products, but thousands more go unreported. It is imperative that if you have been the victim of an injustice, you take steps towards preventing its occurrence in the future. Fighting large corporations for compensation can be a lengthy and tedious process but the experienced attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool do their best to expedite the process.

Our cases are accepted on a contingency fees basis, that is, no monetary recovery is expected from you unless and until our firm is able to secure compensation on your behalf. In which cases, our legal fees are a mere fraction of the compensation that you receive.

In that case that you, or a loved one, have sustained an injury or been killed due to a defective or hazardous product do not hesitate to contact the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool today to schedule a free consultation appointment, during which we will assess the strength and validity of your claim. Call us today at 212-406-1700 or contact us on-line.