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Methane Exposure and Poisoning Lawsuit

Methane gas exposure and poisoning can be extremely dangerous. If you encounter large concentrations of methane in an enclosed space, loss of consciousness and death can occur. Prolonged exposure can result in permanent complications.

If you were exposed to methane, you may be eligible for legal action—and De La Garza Law Firm can help. Our Texas methane exposure and poisoning lawsuit attorney can help you hold the at-fault party accountable for your injuries and secure the compensation that you deserve. 

Why Choose Us

  • Our firm will not rest until you recover. We take on a limited number of cases at a time so we can provide each client with personalized attention and dedication.
  • Our attorney, Rafael De La Garza, is a tough negotiator who will advocate aggressively on your behalf. We will not hesitate to pursue litigation to recover a fair settlement.
  • We understand how difficult a methane-related injury can be. Our attorney will handle all aspects of your case on your behalf, allowing you to focus on recovery.

Methane Poisoning Overview

Methane is a highly flammable gas that is used across multiple industries, including manufacturing, coal mining, and food processors. Although it is not toxic by itself, exposure to methane at very high concentrations can be very dangerous in an enclosed space. A person trapped inside the space can lose oxygen, leading to loss of consciousness and death.

Unfortunately, methane poisoning affects many homes and workplaces across the United States each year. Proper ventilation is crucial to ensure that natural gases—like methane—do not build up.

Methane Gas Exposure Symptoms

Because methane is colorless, odorless gas, it can be difficult to know whether you are at risk of methane poisoning. If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek emergency medical attention immediately.

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Lethargy
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Heart palpitations
  • Discomfort

Causes of Methane Exposure

Methane exposure can occur for several reasons. Workers in industries that handle or produce methane are often at risk. Homeowners, renters, and others residing or visiting properties where methane is used may also encounter gas buildup. Often, methane poisoning occurs due to the negligence of an employer, landlord, property owner, or manufacturer.

Long-Term Complications of Methane Exposure

When you lose oxygen, dangerous complications can occur. Your brain cells will begin to die, and various organ systems will begin shutting down. If you are able to be revived following methane exposure, you can sustain permanent brain and organ damage.

Other complications associated with methane exposure and poisoning include the following.

  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Memory loss
  • Brain injuries
  • Depression
  • Heart problems
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory issues

Methane poisoning and exposure lawsuit

How De La Garza Law Can Help

If you were exposed to methane and believe that someone else’s negligence is responsible for your exposure, you need an attorney on your side. At De La Garza Law Firm, our lawyer can evaluate your case and identify whether you qualify for a methane exposure lawsuit. 

A lawyer can handle all aspects of your claim and craft a compelling case for your right to compensation. Your attorney can also gather evidence, calculate your potential damages, and explain the litigation process so that you know what happens at each stage.

Contact a Methane Exposure and Poisoning Attorney

Were you injured due to methane exposure or poisoning? In these situations, trust De La Garza Law Firm to help you hold the at-fault party accountable. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a Texas methane exposure and poisoning lawsuit attorney.