Your child, or you, may have lead paint poisoning and you may not even know the extent of the injury.
Most people associate lead paint with chips that flake off the walls of older homes. But the danger is much more prevalent. Children can even be exposed to lead paint on toys, and there were several toy recalls for just this reason. Poisoning is most often the result of swallowing lead paint chips. However, breathing lead paint dust can also harm your child. Ingestion or exposure to even tiny amounts of lead can be damaging.
Compensation for injuries in lead poisoning cases can be substantial. In a doubly tragic lead poisoning case, The Mandel Law Firm successfully sued a landlord, and won $250,000.00 for two children who suffered relatively minor injuries due to lead paint exposure. The victory is impressive because the landlord had no insurance, and the compensation came from him personally.
Lead paint poisoning is not always immediately obvious. Symptoms include:
- Stomach pain
- Poor appetite
- Moodiness and irritability
- Poor coordination
- Attention deficit
- Difficulty in reading and writing
- Poor performance in school
More importantly, lead paint poisoning can cause serious long-term injuries such as:
- Nervous system impairments
- Kidney damage
- Attention deficit disorder
- Learning disabilities
- Behavioral difficulties
- Stunted growth
- Hearing loss
- As well as a host of other more serious medical conditions, or even death
Take action against devastating, irreversible damage to your child's health, or even your own.
Damage to your child from lead paint poisoning can be permanent. Very young children are at special risk because their brains and nervous systems are still developing.
Adults can suffer from toxic lead paint exposure as well. Resulting illness can manifest as neurological injury, hypertension, sterility, miscarriages and impotence, as well as other devastating conditions. If you believe that you may have lead paint poisoning, call The Mandel Law Firm immediately.
If your residence was built before 1978, it's possible that lead paint was used. A simple blood test can reveal whether you or your child has lead paint poisoning. If someone has been exposed to toxic levels of lead paint, they may have a claim against their landlord.
All cases involving children require special attention and care. As with all cases we handle, you can expect the prompt, professional attention your child's matter deserves. Your questions will be thoroughly answered, and you'll get the aggressive, careful representation needed to get your child and family the greatest monetary compensation possible.
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If you know or even suspect that your child may have lead paint poisoning, contact us today online, by telephone at (646) 779-1441, or toll-free at (888) 2 WIN NOW (888-294-6669) to speak with a knowledgeable and caring New York City personal injury attorney. Personal injury cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, and there's never a fee unless we win or settle your case.