Lead Paint Section 8 Housing
Were You Exposed to Lead Paint in Section 8 Housing?
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. Dust from the walls can cause lead to enter into a resident’s lungs, and young children sometimes try to eat paint chips or put them in their mouths.
In adults, symptoms of lead poisoning can include high blood pressure, muscle pain, headache, mood disorders and miscarriage. Children are even more vulnerable. Lead paint poisoning in children may cause learning disabilities, seizures, hearing loss, and many other long-term issues.
Section 8 landlords have a specific set of legal obligations when it comes to containing and notifying tenants about 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, 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 section 8 landlord violated their obligations to you and your family. 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.
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 in section 8 housing 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.