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Carbon monoxide poisoning kills family

Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected to have killed a family in Cornwall after they were using a heater to keep warm in their caravan.

They were found by emergency services who suspect that the cause of death was a lethal amount of carbon monoxide. The family had no carbon monoxide alarm fitted in the caravan.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected to have killed a family in Cornwall after they were using a heater to keep warm in their caravan.

They were found by emergency services who suspect that the cause of death was a lethal amount of carbon monoxide. The family had no carbon monoxide alarm fitted in the caravan.

The death highlights the dangers posed by carbon monoxide poisoning and the importance of ensuring each house has a carbon monoxide detector to pick up any signs of exposure.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is nicknamed the silent killer as it is near impossible to tell when you are being affected by it. Symptoms of the poisoning are similar to that of the flu, including drowsiness, headaches, nausea, dizziness and a dry cough.

If you think you are a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning then ensure you consult your GP and arrange for gas and heating appliances to be checked out. 

If you have suffered injury from carbon monoxide poisoning that was not your fault then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is important that you get independent expert legal advice, preferably as soon as possible from one of our specialist lawyers.

If you think you may have a faulty product claim, contact our specialist personal injury lawyers for immediate advice. Call Actons Injury Solicitors free on 08081 355 355 or click here to start your claim now.  

Posted on March 11, 2013

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