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When an individual cannot get an adequate amount of oxygen for his or her body to properly function, he or she may eventually suffocate. Suffocation is oxygen deprivation that leads to death. There are several causes of suffocation, some more subtle than others.

In many cases, suffocation is preventable. If you lost your loved one because someone’s negligence caused him or her to suffocate, contact the Jacksonville wrongful death lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

Common Causes

Suffocation may occur for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes are:

  • Strangulation
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Punctured lungs
  • Low oxygen concentration (thin air)
  • Lack of oxygen in enclosed spaces

Any of these causes may result from the negligence of another individual. When a death does result from someone’s wrongdoing, it is considered a wrongful death, meaning the family of the victim may be entitled to financial compensation for their loss. This compensation can help them cover expenses such as medical bills, burial costs, and lost income.

Though pursuing legal action may not be on the minds of the family of a wrongful death victim, it is important to hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions. It is important to consult with an experienced Jacksonville wrongful death lawyer before pursuing legal action.

Contact Us

Losing a loved one is very painful, especially when the death is easily preventable. If you lost your loved one to suffocation because of someone’s negligent action, contact a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088 to learn more.

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