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Lead paint has not been allowed for residential use in the United States
in several decades. However, it is still present in some buildings and
can be a serious hazard to children who reside in or visit those buildings.
If your child suffered lead poisoning, you should speak with a Brooklyn
injury attorney as soon as possible about filing a claim. One of the lead
poisoning lawyers at Belushin Law Firm who is familiar with the law can
help with the investigation of your claim and the filing of your lawsuit.
Discuss the details of your case in a complimentary
The Dangers of Lead Paint
Lead paint was banned from residential use in 1978. The US Consumer Product
Safety Commission issued a prohibition on any paint with more than 0.06%
lead. Lead had been used in paint to make the paint dry faster and resist
moisture. It was used for many years in commercial buildings, residential
buildings, and in private homes. It took decades for scientists and doctors
to determine the link between lead paint and serious health problems in
children. With the help of a landmark lead poisoning lawsuit, the toxic
substance was finally banned.
Lead paint was banned in 1978 because of the serious health dangers to
children. The substance has a sweet taste to it, so young children were
tempted to put lead paint chips and lead paint dust in their mouths. The
ingestion of lead paint causes serious damage to a child’s developing
body. It can cause kidney damage, nervous system damage, growth stunting,
and developmental delays. Lead poisoning is particularly dangerous to
children who are under age 6, but it can cause heath issues for older
children and adults as well. If you think your child was exposed to lead
paint chips or lead paint dust, you need to speak with a lead poison lawyer
as soon as possible to discuss filing a claim on your child’s behalf.
Some of the symptoms of lead poisoning in children include abdominal pain,
headaches, anemia, irritability and confusion, and, in severe cases, seizures
and death. The results of the damage to the developing body of a child
can cause permanent learning disorders, behavioral disorders, and neurological
damage. It was once believed that in order to contract lead poisoning,
children had to physically ingest pieces of lead paint chips. However,
the mere ingestion of microscopic paint dust can also cause serious lead
poisoning in children. An experienced lead poisoning attorney can help
you with your claim.
Lead Poisoning and Children Today
Lead paint is no longer allowed to be used, but it still exists in some
homes. If a home was build prior to 1978, there is potential that there
could be lead paint in the home. When a renovation of a building happens,
there are specific requirements for the processes used to remove lead
paint. One of the most important parts of the process is to ensure that
the paint is not dry-sanded, because this can make the microscopic lead
paint dust particles land and blow throughout the house.
Landlords who rent properties to families have a responsibility to ensure
that the premise is properly deleaded. The owners of these properties
have a responsibility to provide proof in the form of certification to
the residents. If a landlord or renovation company has not removed lead
paint properly, they can be liable for the injuries caused to any of the
children who reside in the apartment or home. If this has happened to
your child, you need an experienced lead paint lawyer to handle your claim.
One of the premises liability attorneys at Belushin Law Firm can make
sure your child’s injuries are compensated for by the responsible party.
Protect Your Children's Rights
If your child suffered lead poisoning, it is important to remember that
he or she could have ingested lead at a building other than your home.
Day care centers, schools, and other buildings that house children are
all supposed to be properly deleaded and certified. If your child suffered
lead poisoning in any building, the owner of that building is responsible
for the harm that befell your child.
When a parent brings a lead poisoning claim, it is a special claim as a
guardian for the victim of the negligence. Because a child cannot file
a lawsuit when they are underage, the parent must file one on their behalf.
If your child developed injuries and illness due to lead poisoning, you
should speak with an experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer to discuss
filing a lead poisoning lawsuit that will hold the property owner responsible
for your child’s injuries.
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