Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning is a form of asphyxia, that results when high levels of CO is inhaled. While the burning of everyday fuels produces CO, it is only when burning such fuel is done incorrectly that the levels of CO are high enough to poison. Common sources include poorly ventilated houses and exhaust from cars. Since drowsiness and headaches are frequent symptoms, often CO poisoning is mistaken for the flu or food poisoning. Identifying evidence that suggests CO related death require the trained eye of a forensic pathologist. The Forensic Panel experts have the know how to conduct examinations of details, such as discoloration of the body, to determine the specific cause of death in instances of CO poisoning. Through peer-review, The Forensic Panel ensures that the determinations made by the expert accurately reflect the general understanding of experts in the field. In this way, clients are confident that the final word is from a trusted source that represents the highest degree of certainty in their findings.