The danger of carbon monoxide has been recognized in terms of its hypoxic effect for some time. This happens because carbon monoxide binds with the red blood cells or hemoglobin at a rate 240 times greater than does oxygen. This displaces oxygen in the transport to the organs of the body that are so dependent upon the constant replenishment of oxygen supply. The brain and the heart are the two largest consumers of oxygen in the body. It is now becoming recognized that carbon monoxide also causes a cascade of inflammatory effects that damage the brain and heart even after the carbon monoxide or carboxy hemoglobin levels have declined.
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Most of our attorneys and staff members are working remotely and we are fully equipped to continue providing all services during this time of uncertainty. As each state's guidelines are updated, we will gradually be returning to work from our four offices. In the meantime, we would ask that you communicate with us by phone, email or fax and we will respond as quickly as possible. Please do not visit our offices at this time without first communicating with a staff member.