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April 19, 2024

Jefferson Parish, LA – Three Die From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Marrero Home

April 19, 2024

Jefferson Parish, LA (September 03, 2021) – Three family members from Marrero died from carbon monoxide poisoning from an emergency generator they were using during the post-Hurricane Ida power outage.

A woman and her two children had set up the brand new generator against an outside wall of their house. 

The victims have since been identified as 54-year-old Demetrice Johnson, 23-year-old Dasjonay Curly, and 17-year-old Craig Curly.

No additional information is available.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victims at this time.

Deaths From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Parish, LA - Johnson, Curly, Curly Die From CO Poisoning in Marrero Home

In the days following Hurricane Ida, there has been a terrifying increase in fatal carbon monoxide poisonings caused by emergency generators. Tens of thousands of southeast Louisiana residents do not currently have access to commercial power. As a result, many families are using diesel or gasoline-powered generators to keep their lights on, and their freezers and refrigerators running. In some cases, these generators are used to power entire homes and keep central air working.  

If you have been a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning, it is important to find out what caused it. A Jefferson Parish personal injury attorney will be able to carry out a painstaking investigation of the events leading up to the incident.

Carbon monoxide has been dubbed the silent killer because its fumes are odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Thanks to these characteristics, it can be hard to readily identify the onset of carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Jefferson Parish Toxic Tort Attorneys

The Jefferson Parish toxic tort attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have been practicing for decades. They have extensive experience in holding negligent people and companies responsible for their negligence on behalf of their clients. Our attorneys are ready to guide you through the labyrinthine process of filing a tort claim and provide effective and up-to-date legal guidance. 

If the poisoning happened at your place of work or in your home, a defective product, such as a stove, heater, generator, or another piece of machinery that uses gas could be to blame. The combination of a faulty product that leaks gas and insufficient ventilation often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. If this is what happened to you, you might have grounds for a lawsuit. 

We do whatever it takes to get our clients the maximum amount of financial compensation allowed by law. If you sustained an injury during any kind of accident, contact our Jefferson Parish personal injury attorneys at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222. Schedule a free case examination with a member of our Louisiana legal team as soon as possible.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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