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Inhalation, Poisonous Gases & Substances Accident

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There are many different agents responsible for inhalation injuries. The types of inhalation injuries are divided between those caused by asphyxiates such as carbon monoxide and local injury caused by toxins or steam. Typical symptoms of inhalation injuries include burning throat, wheezing, muscle contraction, thickened or dry mucus, and in extreme cases, respiratory failure. In many cases, injury manifests soon after the agent is inhaled. Other types of inhalation injuries such as asbestosis and benzene poisoning may take years to develop after exposure. The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida, Boston, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas realize a lawyer’s job is to help clients on their road to recovery.

In the maritime field, inhalation/poisonous gas injuries are unfortunately all too common. Many times a year, seaman and longshore/harbor workers are ordered into confined areas and suffer severe injury or death resulting from exposure to poisonous gases and substances within confined spaces not ventilated in accordance with United States Coast Guard regulations. Moreover, fellow workers who attempt to rescue their fallen co-worker(s) suffer the same fate due to a lack of training, improper supervision or faulty/unavailable safety equipment, i.e., a self-contained breathing apparatus a/k/a Scott Air Pack.

If you suffered an injury due to inhalation and would like to discuss your legal rights, do not hesitate to contact us. The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click Contact Us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.

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