A young father purchased a winterized deluxe family camper for his family to use on outings. On one such occasion, after using the camper on only two prior occasions, he and his wife left the children with a babysitter to go out for the evening.


When he returned the children and the babysitter were unconscious, overcome by carbon monoxide. The propane heating system had been improperly designed and installed by the camper manufacturer. As a result of the carbon monoxide poisoning one child died and the others were seriously injured requiring extensive medical treatment and hospitalization.

Carbon monoxide poisoning can also occur due to defective construction of gas heaters used in residential buildings.[107]

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

Keep Reading

Want more? Here are some other blog posts you might be interested in.