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May 26, 2024

St. Tammany Parish, LA – Nine Hospitalized With Flash Burns, CO Poisoning From Generator

May 26, 2024

St. Tammany Parish, LA (August 31, 2021) – Nine people from St. Tammany Parish were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator after Hurricane Ida on Tuesday, August 31st. 

Their current medical statuses were not immediately available from the St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1. 

Fire crews also reported that one victim was flash burned while refueling a generator. 

Authorities have not released any additional details.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Parish, LA - Nine Hospitalized With Flash Burns, CO Poisoning From Generator

If you have been a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning, it is important to find out what caused it. A St. Tammany Parish personal injury attorney will be able to conduct a meticulous investigation of the events surrounding the incident.

Carbon monoxide is often called the silent killer due to the fact that its fumes are colorless, tasteless, and odorless. For this reason, it can be difficult to identify a case of carbon monoxide poisoning. 

The St. Tammany Parish toxic tort attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have several decades of experience in helping their clients hold negligent people responsible for their actions. Our attorneys are ready to guide you through this complex legal process and always provide effective and up-to-date legal guidance. 

St. Tammany Parish Personal Injury Attorneys

If the poisoning occurred at your home or place of work, a defective product, like a heater, stove, or piece of machinery that uses gas may be to blame. A faulty product that is leaking gas coupled with inadequate ventilation can go unrecognized until it is too late. If this is the case, you may 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 St. Tammany 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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