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Condemned a company in Granada for negligence with a gas boiler that left a man in a coma


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Condemned a company in Granada for negligence with a gas boiler that left a man in a coma


The Court of First Instance number 11 of Granada has sentenced a technical services company in Granada to pay nearly 19,000 euros as compensation to a man who was in a coma for several days after suffering carbon monoxide inhalation poisoning due to a malfunction of the boiler in your home.

The man was found by his unconscious partner at home and had to be transferred to the Emergency Department of the Hospital Campus de la Salud, where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a coma and remained like this for several days. according to what sources of the case have detailed to Europa Press.

The events date back to February 4, 2020, when this man, a resident of a town in Granada, notified his landlady of the boiler's malfunction and she asked that it be checked by a technician, since there was a "heat" in the house. strong smell of gas." The inspection of the company took place on February 10, concluding that there was no leak, but the next day the man's partner found him unconscious in the house, as stated in the sentence, to which Europa Press has had access and against the that there is recourse

During the judicial process, the company has claimed that the technician did his job well because the combustion measurements were correct according to the regulations. The boiler was 20 years old and they were advised that if they noticed anomalies again, some parts should be changed to avoid risks. The judge does not agree with this approach and understands that the company "disregarded" the warnings that it smelled of gas made by the tenant, who has been represented in the procedure by the lawyer Luis Antonio Fernández Porcel, from Luis Miguel Fernández Abogados.

The magistrate emphasizes that the maintenance company "ignored the objective evidence that there was regarding the defective operation of the boiler", since this same company "had already verified months ago that it emitted carbon monoxide above the legal limits and that another authorized company closed it down and partially cut off its supply".

"Recommending or advising to change a series of parts given the background evidence of the boiler's malfunction cannot be classified as a diligent action by this company in charge of its maintenance," stresses the magistrate, who stresses that "the The damage produced was foreseeable and could have been perfectly avoided". For all these reasons, the court has estimated the claim and condemns the company to compensate the affected party for 18,987 euros, plus the legal interest on this amount since the complaint was filed.