Lead Paint Radiator
Is There Dangerous Lead Paint on Your Radiator?
The consequences of lead paint poisoning are extremely serious. Lead paint has been illegal since 1978, but many buildings built before then still contain paint that can severely injure residents. Even buildings that have had most lead paint removed may still have lead paint on their radiators. This can be extremely dangerous.
Radiators disperse heat throughout a cold apartment, but lead-painted radiators may also be dispersing small particles of lead throughout your home. The dust from these radiators can be particularly dangerous. Even in the summer, exposure to a lead-painted surface puts your family at risk.
This may put you and your family at risk of lead poisoning. At worst, lead poisoning can be fatal – but even non-lethal doses can have crippling and life-altering side effects. In adults, symptoms of lead poisoning can include high blood pressure, muscle pain, headache, mood disorders and miscarriage. As bad as lead exposure is for adults, children are even more vulnerable. Lead paint can cause significant mental and physical damage in children. This damage may include learning disabilities, seizures, hearing loss, and many other long-term issues.
That is why there are a strict set of laws in place to help protect children from exposure to lead paint. Unfortunately, not all landlords abide by these laws, meaning that even well-meaning and careful parents may accidentally expose their children to dangerous amounts of lead.
If you suspect that your or your child experienced lead paint poisoning from a painted radiator, you may be feeling angry and confused. Your family may also be struggling with the many side effects of lead exposure, which can result in high medical bills, social problems, and other major issues.
An attorney can help you figure out whether your family’s lead exposure was caused by someone else’s negligence. If this is the case, you may be entitled to a significant financial settlement. Compensation cannot make up for the tragedy of lead poisoning, of course, but it can help with lifelong medical bills and other challenges your family may be facing. It is also extremely important to hold negligent landlords accountable for their actions.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we recognize the serious problem posed by lead paint poisoning. When a young child experiences lead poisoning, it is nothing less than a tragedy. We will listen to your story and help you understand your options, possibly including a financial settlement. If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of lead paint poisoning, we understand why you are seeking justice — and we can help.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss lead paint poisoning and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.