Breathing in extremely hot air and the gases, vapors, and particulate matter present in smoke, physical damage can include burning or swelling of the air passages and the lungs. The effects of inhalation injuries are both short and long term and occur in between 2.5% and 15% of burn victims. The main things that cause of inhalation injuries are carbon monoxide, cyanide, and other chemical inhalation that can lead to a number of microbial infections, such as pneumonia.

Symptoms of Inhalation Injury

  • Hypoxia – low oxygen
  • Reactive bronchorrhea – excessive mucus secretions
  • Wheezing
  • Plugging – shedding of mucus membrane
  • Brochospasm – contraction of muscles in the bronchi
  • Respiratory failure

With over 40 years of experience, John Schuerman is a compassionate advocate for injury victims and their families while being an aggressive fighter for justice and full compensation for their claims.  Call 1-800-274-0045 today for a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments as well as home and hospital visits are available.