If someone has been exposed to carbon monoxide, there are certain symptoms, including: headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion.
In some cases, it may be necessary to perform tests in order to determine if carbon monoxide was the cause of death or illness. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the ways in which it may be possible to identify that someone has had carbon monoxide poisoning.
One way to prove carbon monoxide poisoning is through a blood test. If a person has been exposed to high levels of the gas, then their bloodstream will contain elevated levels of carboxyhemoglobin (COHb). This is a compound that forms when carbon monoxide binds with hemoglobin in the blood. A doctor can use this information to determine if an individual has been poisoned by carbon monoxide and how much of it was present in their body at the time of exposure. However, the half-life of carboxyhemoglobin is relatively short, so unless blood tests are sought promptly, the results may not be useful.
Another way to prove carbon monoxide poisoning is through imaging scans such as MRI, CT, or other scans. Certain parts of the body are particularly susceptible to damage from carbon monoxide, and these areas may show evidence of tissue damage if someone has been poisoned. This can help to verify that carbon monoxide was the cause of death or illness in someone affected.
Finally, it may be possible to prove carbon monoxide poisoning through a post-mortem examination. In some cases, an autopsy may reveal evidence of carbon monoxide poisoning in the person's body, such as in their organs or tissues.
We Can Help with Your Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Case
Overall, there are several ways in which it may be possible to prove that someone has had carbon monoxide poisoning. If you or a loved one has been affected by carbon monoxide, contact an experienced attorney from Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP to discuss your case.
Call our Los Angeles attorneys at (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to get in touch with someone from our team about the details of your case right away. We will fight to recover your full and fair compensation.