Every day, a poison control center in the United States answers a call regarding a potential chemical poisoning. In today’s society, basic household products consist of harmful chemicals, and it is easy for you or your loved one to fall victim to an unfortunate accident involving a chemical product. When an adverse reaction occurs from exposure to a chemical product, every second counts and immediate action must be taken. If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of being exposed to a harmful chemical, contact Colombo Law today. Our personal injury attorneys are happy to meet with you to review your claim and determine whether you or your loved one is entitled to relief. Our initial consultations are risk-free and you or your loved ones are guaranteed to have a better understanding of whether your claim has merit.
Understanding How Chemical Poisoning Occurs
A poison is any kind of substance that is harmful to one’s body. Chemical poisoning is just one type of poisoning that affects Americans each day. Chemicals are commonly found in one’s home in many different household products. These products include bathroom cleaners, bleach, soap, medicines, and more.
Many individuals believe that chemical poisoning can only occur through improper use of a product. This is a common myth. Another common myth is that many believe digestion is the only way to obtain chemical poisoning. While chemical poisoning commonly occurs this way, chemical poisoning is also known to occur from inhalation or absorption through the skin.
Understanding Chemical Poisoning Symptoms and Treatment
While there are symptoms of chemical poisoning, the symptoms vary widely depending on the type of chemical and the level of exposure. However, some common symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Headache and dizziness
When chemical poisoning occurs, you must act fast. The best form of help one can provide is immediately getting the individual professional help by calling 911. In the meantime, while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive, it is helpful to call a poison control call center to get advice on how to immediately treat the specific type of exposure.
Contact Colombo Law
If you or your loved one has suffered from an injury related to chemical poisoning as a result of another individual’s negligence, contact Colombo Law today. Our attorneys are experienced personal injury lawyers who successfully handle hundreds of personal injury claims each year, obtaining justice and monetary relief for our clients. We keep our clients informed, letting them know what is involved and what to expect every step of the way.
Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance you deserve.