The Dangers of Lead Paint Exposure
Although the dangers of lead have been known since the early 1900's, use of lead in paint was legal in the U.S. until 1978. In many older buildings in New York and New Jersey, lead paint exposure still poses a serious health risk — especially to children.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to lead paint exposure, the New York lead poisoning attorneys at Simon Eisenberg & Baum are here to help. We can help you seek compensation for the hardships you have faced due to exposure to this toxic substance.
Contact us to speak with an experienced New York lead poisoning attorney. We represent clients throughout New York City and Northeast New Jersey. We also have law offices in Manhasset and Boca Raton, Florida.
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Children are most vulnerable to lead poisoning because their developing bodies are most sensitive to toxic chemicals and ill-equipped to process them. Therefore, lead deposits in the blood and the vital organs, often lead to harmful effects that can last a lifetime.
Lead paint poisoning can lead to:
- Brain damage
- Kidney failure
- Learning disabilities
- Neurological problems
- Wrongful death
There are many sources of lead paint poisoning, but the most common is chipping and deteriorating of lead-based paint, which can be eaten by children or inhaled by anyone in proximity to the substance.
It is the responsibility of building owners to keep their property up-to-code and eliminate the risk of lead paint from their premises. Failure to do so can lead to the aforementioned health problems.
Have you or someone close to you been seriously injured due to lead paint exposure? Contact us today to speak with an experienced New York lead poisoning attorney. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won't have to pay us unless we win your case.