Long Island, NY – Three Teens Hospitalized, 12 Sickened by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on E Shore RdNY/NJ Legal News
Long Island, NY (June 28, 2022) – A carbon monoxide leak that occurred in the middle of the night forced the evacuation of a camp on Long Island on Tuesday, June 29th. Three of the 15 teenage girls that were removed from the facility were hospitalized.
Fire crews from Great Neck responded to the camp on East Shore Road at about 4:40 a.m. for reports of high carbon monoxide readings.
Upon arrival, emergency responders located 15 girls inside the building complaining of headaches, nausea, and other symptoms. Three were transferred to North Shore Hospital. Their conditions were not immediately clear.
According to officials, the source of the leak was a malfunctioning heating system.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in New York
Carbon monoxide is sometimes referred to as the silent killer. This is because its fumes are odorless, colorless, and tasteless. With these characteristics, it can be challenging to readily identify a case of carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you or a family member has been a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning, it is essential to find out the exact cause. A New York personal injury lawyer will know the most effective methods of conducting a thorough investigation of the circumstances leading up to your accident.
If the incident happened at your home or place of work, a defective product, such as a stove, heater, or machine that uses gas could be to blame. A faulty product that is leaking gas coupled with inadequate ventilation can easily go overlooked until it is too late. If this is found to be the cause of your carbon monoxide poisoning, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
In many cases, people suffer from devastating accidents due to the reckless actions of product manufacturers, property owners, doctors, drivers, truck operators, and many more. When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligent acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a legal claim against the at-fault party.
These claims enable injured parties to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and any other damages. In some cases, injured parties can reach out to a toxic tort attorney to get the justice they deserve.
The attorneys at Metro Law work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward from the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Contact our carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers in New York at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.