Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Discepolo LLP has extensive experience with carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide is a potentially lethal --- yet colorless and odorless --- gas that can cause devastating and permanent injuries due to the multiple mechanisms by which it damages brain, cardiac, and other vital structures.
For decades, it has been known that carbon monoxide causes hypoxic (lack of oxygen) damage to brain structures as a consequence of elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels in the blood stream.
But medical research undertaken in the past fifteen (15) years has demonstrated the even greater pervasiveness of carbon monoxide's damage potential. While hypoxic injury is clearly an element of the systemic damage, scientists have found that carbon monoxide is a neurotoxin and---due to a cascade of complex biochemical events---it creates a marked increase in oxidative injury that can directly damage perivascular (the area surrounding a blood vessel or lymphatic vessel) and neuronal (relating to a nerve cell or neuron) structures.
Those same biochemical cascades can also result in injury to the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.
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