Faulty Furnace Suspected Theory in Residential Gas Leak

By Peter DePaolis

If you would like more information about fires, please contact Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney Paulette Chapman of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

When carbon monoxide is been inhaled, serious conditions can cause victims to experience weakened senses. Many victims suffer death as a result of inhaling the gas. Some of the symptoms can include slurred speech and nausea.

Three people were hospitalized after firefighters rescued them from inhalation of carbon monoxide gas at their home. The 49-year-old father and his two 15-year-old sons were found unconscious from the gas, which reported levels of 1,000 parts per million in readings. The Northwest Washington D.C. incident occurred around 12:30 P.M. Firefighters believe they reached the victims with little time to spare and found elevated carbon monoxide readings in the homes located next door.

Although this accident happened at a residential location, appliances should operate within the manufacturer’s suggestions. A faulty furnace can be the result of a recent sale, poor maintenance, or inspection neglect. If it is a new furnace, it could also be product liability. Make sure your furnace is properly inspected.

If you or a loved one suffers severe injuries or death stemming from a faulty product, please contact a Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.