Lead Poisoning Lawsuit Lawyers

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Parker Waichman LLP is representing families affected by lead paint poisoning across the United States.
Lead poisoning is the greatest environmental health threat to children under the age of 6.

Lead poisoning is the greatest environmental health threat to children under the age of 6. Poisoning occurs from swallowing lead (i.e. lead paint chips) or from breathing lead paint dust. Even small amounts of chipped lead paint or lead dust can be dangerous to children. Children under 6 face greater lead poisoning risks because their growing bodies absorb lead more easily than adult bodies do. Children and babies also put their hands and objects into their mouths often and thereby can easily ingest lead paint chips and dust found in the home and on furniture.

Millions of American children are affected by lead poisoning. Children who live in old, poorly maintained housing or in housing that has undergone renovation face the greatest risk. Children exposed to flaking or peeling paint chips face the greatest risk of lead disease. Studies have shown that high lead levels may cause damage to the nervous system, brain injuries, seizures, growth retardation, loss of hearing, headaches, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems such as hyperactivity. Furthermore, very high levels of lead may cause coma, convulsion and spontaneous death. Adults with elevated lead levels suffer from reproductive problems, problems during pregnancy, nerve disorders, memory loss and concentration problems, digestion problems, high blood pressure, muscle pain and joint pain.

If your building was built before 1978 it is very possible that lead paint was used. Peeling paint is a clear signal that lead paint may have been used in your home. If this is the case we would recommend that you and your children have a blood-lead test. A blood lead test is the only accurate way to diagnose lead poisoning.

Paint Companies Liable

Our firm will seek damages from lead paint companies, negligent landlords and other parties responsible for your loved one’s lead paint poisoning. In February 2006, a jury in Rhode Island found that three paint companies that used to make lead point were liable poisoning children. They were ordered to pay damages and to help clean up lead paint in the state.

Legal Help for Lead Poisoning Victims

Get a free lead paint poisoning consultation today with one of our toxic substances lawyers. We do not take any legal fees unless we win compensation for you through settlement or trial. If you live in a building constructed before 1978, or if you are renovating an older building, you and your family could be at risk of lead poisoning. To learn more about prevention and safety, visit: http://www.epa.gov/lead.

If you believe you have been the victim of Lead Poisoning, it is important to contact a qualified Lead Poisoning lawyer as soon as possible. If you or someone you love has been the victim of Lead Poisoning, please fill out our online form or contact us at 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636) so that our Lead Poisoning lawyers can take the necessary action to help you.