Tragically, several individuals allegedly sustained carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at a Hampton Inn hotel in Marysville, Ohio over this past weekend. Authorities discovered an excessive amount of carbon monoxide in the pool area and throughout the hotel and several victims were found to have critical levels of carbon monoxide.
At Robenalt Law, we call carbon monoxide poisoning “never events” – an event that should never happen and an event/injury that should never happen and an event that should never lead to any type of injury. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, please feel free to call The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc. at 216-223-7535 to speak with an experienced carbon monoxide detection lawyer.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to altered mentation initially but the critical levels of carbon monoxide can lead to lactic acidosis, metabolic acidosis, and hypoxia. These conditions can cause what experts described as disabling neurologic conditions from the resultant brain injuries due to The excessive amount of carbon monoxide in the bloodstream and the lack of oxygen. Oftentimes, the brain injury from current monoxide poisoning is subtle at first, once the life-threatening condition is treated; however, these subtle injuries to the brain can cause very serious neurologic impairments that lead to a lifetime of functional disability.
In a recently filed case, lawyers from Robenalt Law relied upon Ohio law, the Ohio Administrative Code, section 1301:7-7-9(O), effective as of January 1, 2019, that states that any dwelling unit or building is required to install and maintain carbon monoxide detection units which would immediately alert hotel operators when carbon monoxide levels are detected. In addition, the hospitality industry standards require the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detection units especially in areas where heating units are maintained.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable and hotel operators have a duty to ensure that it never happens to their guests.
If someone you love was injured because someone else was negligent, careless, or reckless, your family may be entitled to compensation. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Robenalt Law today to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss your situation and how we can help.