Lead Paint Poisoning
Were You or a Loved One the Victim of Lead Paint Poisoning?
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. 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. If a child spends time in a building with lead paint, they are at constant risk of lead poisoning. Dust from the wall can cause lead to enter into a child’s lungs, and young children sometimes try to eat paint chips or put them in their mouths. 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.
Simply put, lead poisoning at an early age can fundamentally worsen a child’s future life.
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, 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 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 (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.