If you or someone close to you have suffered an injury or illness resulting from lead poisoning, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and, at very high levels, seizures, coma, and even death. Serious disabilities and injuries can permanently negatively impact the victim's health and lifestyle. If the exposure was caused by someone's negligence, a hazard or a dangerous condition, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
According to the Centers for Disease Control approximately 434,000 U.S. children aged 1-5 years have blood lead levels greater than the CDC recommended level of 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. Lead poisoning can affect nearly every system in the body and often occurs with no obvious symptoms.
The major source of lead exposure among U.S. children is lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust found in deteriorating buildings. Lead-based paints were banned for use in housing in 1978. However, approximately 24 million housing units in the United States have deteriorated leaded paint and elevated levels of lead-contaminated house dust. More than 4 million of these dwellings are homes to one or more young children.
Lead poisoning personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. You may contact the sponsoring law firm below to discuss the injury or schedule a free consultation. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
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