San Jose Inhalation Burn Attorneys

Handling an Inhalation Burn

Inhalation burns result from the breathing in of dangerous fumes, gases, or high heat vapors. Depending on the duration of the exposure to the burning stimulus, your own medical predispositions, and the care you got after the event, you could face a seriously difficult road to recovery. Over the short term, inhalation burn victims may suffer:

  • Irritation
  • Discharges from the mucus membranes, eyes and nose
  • Pain in your chest and abdomen
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Dizziness
  • Irritation

Over the long term, inhalation injuries can lead to asthma and emphysema, heart problems, cardiovascular stress, and even death.

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Inhalation Burns from Dangerous Chemicals

The nature of the inhalation burn will depend sensitively on the agent that affected you. Chemicals that commonly cause inhalation burns include:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Ammonia
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Chlorine

Inhalation burn victims may require immediate medical attention, particularly if they have trouble breathing or if they experience any of the severe symptoms discussed above. Even if the victim "seems okay" in the minutes and hours after the event, he or she should seek a medical opinion as soon as possible. Often, the full extent of the damage may not be known until weeks or even months after the initial exposure. Medical intervention can help restore function or at least prevent additional damage.

Holding the Negligent Party Responsible

In terms of holding a person, company, or other party accountable for what happened, your first step should be to document the exposure as quickly and as accurately as you can. The more evidence you have about your inhalation injury, the easier it can be to work with a San Jose personal injury attorney to build a case against a negligent manufacturer or insurance company who represents the person or company that caused your catastrophic injury.

For a confidential case evaluation, look to our trusted and proven San Jose burn injury lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP in Northern California. Get help now by calling our firm at (800) 900-0863.

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