Los Angeles Poisoning Attorney
Accidental poisonings happen more often than you might think. Every year, more than 2 million people contact poison control centers for help. Unfortunately, even incidental exposure to a toxin or poison can cause serious injuries and, in some cases, death.
Have you suffered an injury or gotten sick after being exposed to a toxin or poison in Los Angeles? Do you suspect you were exposed while visiting a store, attraction, or even a friend’s home? If so, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact Glotzer & Leib, LLP for help demanding compensation from the negligent property owner.
Since 2005, our Los Angeles injury attorneys have fought to protect accident victims like you. We know that an unexpected injury can be incredibly frustrating and overwhelming. We also understand how important money can be at this time. We’ll do everything we can to secure meaningful financial compensation on your behalf.
Contact our Los Angeles law firm to discuss your case and learn about your rights. Your first consultation is free, so call today.
We Handle All Los Angeles Poisoning Injury Cases
Our attorneys are here to help you fight for compensation if you’ve been exposed to a poisoned while on someone else’s property. Call us if you’ve been poisoned because of exposure to:
- Carbon monoxide
- Household chemicals
- Lead paint
- Drugs, or
- Unknown fumes, gases, or vapors.
If you feel sick after visiting someone else’s home or a Los Angeles attraction, it’s smart to seek medical attention immediately. You could have been exposed to a dangerous or toxic poison. Prompt medical care will help to ensure that any damage caused by the exposure is limited. Seeking medical attention will also benefit you if you decide to file a lawsuit for damages.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Poisoning?
The answer depends on (a) the type of poison involved and (b) how you were exposed. Here are some signs and symptoms of more common types of poisoning injuries.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It has no taste. When you inhale carbon monoxide, the gas replaces the oxygen in your blood.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- Shortness of breath
- Confusion, and
- Loss of consciousness.
Carbon monoxide poisoning kills 400 people every year. Others sustain irreversible brain damage and other debilitating injuries.
Pesticides are applied to plants to kill weeds, bugs, and other pests. Most commercially-manufactured pesticides, like Roundup weed killer, are incredibly toxic to human health. Acute or chronic pesticide exposure can have serious consequences.
Symptoms of pesticide and insecticide poisoning include:
- Breathing problems
- Loss of appetite
- Skin irritation
- Increased thirst, and
- Constricted pupils.
Pesticide poisoning can occur if you ingest the poison or absorb it through the skin.
Lead-based paints have been outlawed in the United States since 1978. However, homes and buildings constructed before then may still have walls coated with lead paint. Lead can also exist in toys, furniture, or other products. Many cities also have unhealthy levels of lead in their water.
Signs and symptoms of lead poisoning include:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal or joint pain
- Pica (eating objects that aren’t food)
- Memory loss, and
Exposure to high levels of lead can lead to significant developmental problems and even death.
What Happens If I’m Poisoned on Someone Else’s Property?
You shouldn’t have to worry about what you might be exposed to when venturing out of your house. If you visit someone else’s property, you should feel safe. In California, property owners have to keep their premises reasonably safe for guests and visitors.
Generally speaking, owners have to inspect their property and search for any hidden hazards or dangers. This includes toxins or poisons that could pose a threat to your health or safety. If they find a hazard, they have to fix it. They must at least warn you that the hazard exists until they solve the problem.
When you’re injured on someone else’s property and the owner hasn’t taken these steps, they can be liable for your injuries.
Contact our Los Angeles legal team to learn more about your premises liability case.
What Compensation Can I Get If I’ve Been Poisoned?
Poisoning injuries can be quite severe. The longer you’re exposed to a poison or the greater your exposure, the worse the injury can be. It’s easy to sustain injuries that will change your life forever. Fortunately, you might be able to recover compensation from the negligent property owner.
our attorneys will see compensation on your behalf, including money for:
- Medical bills
- Nursing care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Lost wages and income
- Reduce earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
You may also be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit if someone you love died because of their poisoning injuries. Our attorneys can help. Call today to learn more.
How Long Do I Have to File a Poisoning Injury Lawsuit in Los Angeles?
We understand that a poisoning injury can affect every aspect of your life. You may need to spend an extended period of time in the hospital getting better. You may also miss time at work. It can take weeks, if not months, to get back to your normal everyday life.
However, don’t let too much time pass by without asserting your right to recover the compensation you need. The statute of limitations for bodily injury cases in California is two years. You must file your claim for damages within two years of discovering your poisoning injury.
You risk leaving valuable money on the table if you don’t act quickly. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case can help to make this difficult time a little bit easier. Contact Glotzer & Leib, LLP today to learn more.
Have you been poisoned after visiting a Los Angeles attraction or someone else’s home? You may be entitled to compensation. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers I will work tirelessly to recover every last dollar you deserve.
Contact our law office today to schedule a free initial consultation. Our experienced legal team will review your case, explain your rights, and answer any questions you have. You have a limited amount of time to act, so call for assistance today.