Lawyers win $XY for a 28-year-old woman who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in a work-related incident.
The client works in a small office as a school counsellor and there is a gas heater running throughout the day. The gas heater was faulty, and the client was exposed to carbon monoxide for an extended period. Symptoms included intense headaches, loss of appetite, chronic fatigue and difficulty breathing. Psychological issues were depreciated memory and concentration and depression.
Regular consultation with GP and psychologist throughout the years of exposure. Once diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning the client was involved in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
This treatment helps protect the heart and brain tissue, which are particularly vulnerable to injury from carbon monoxide poisoning. Some symptoms were alleviated immediately yet some symptoms remained even after a few therapy sessions. The client took 8 months off work and by the end of the time, her symptoms were gone and made a full recovery.
The years that she has been exposed to the carbon monoxide poisoning the client suffered many physical and psychological symptoms. Symptoms included intense headaches, loss of appetite, chronic fatigue and difficulty breathing.
Psychological issues were depreciated memory and concentration and depression. All these symptoms affected her ability to manage her personal life, career and relationships. The continuous exposure to carbon monoxide meant the symptoms were evident for almost three years straight.
Through the preliminary stages of negotiation, both parties had settled an amount of $XY is to be awarded to the client for physical and psychological injuries considering the time off work and depression for the time of exposure.
The client’s injury lawyers and defending party were happy to settle the case in negotiations and therefore allowing a speedy process for the client.