Lead Poisoning Lawyer New York
Lead is a toxic substance that was once commonly used in paint. People who are exposed to lead and are poisoned by it suffer serious health problems, ranging from lack of appetite, to nerve damage, to memory loss. Although lead paint was banned in the United States in 1978, it is still present in many homes and businesses as not all landlords and property owners have removed it from their buildings. It is not uncommon for homes, apartments, and offices to have several layers of non-lead based paint covering old layers of lead-based paint, and this can be extremely hazardous. Even when a landlord or property owner seeks to remove old lead-based paint, there is still a serious risk of lead poisoning if preventative measures are not taken to protect the workers who remove the old paint. Additionally, lead paint is found in other places, such as on some toys, and is especially toxic to children under the age of seven.
Any amount of lead that ends up in the body is dangerous, and if you or your child exhibit signs of lead poisoning, it is vital that you contact both a physician and a lawyer right away. Lead poisoning can cause irreversible damage that does not manifest until later in life, and prior to a victim suffering more severe symptoms of lead poisoning, it can be nearly impossible to detect without the assistance of a doctor. Because of the seriousness of lead poisoning, the law declares landlords and property owners liable when their tenants suffer from lead poisoning, and you should not hesitate to hold anyone accountable when he or she has caused you or your child to contract lead poisoning. Not only will you need the money to cover medical expenses, lost income, and potentially future care, holding people responsible serves as a deterrent to future landlords and property owners who might otherwise consider cutting corners by not properly removing lead paint from older buildings. Filing a claim for lead poisoning against someone is not something you want to do alone, as the claims process is complicated and proving what caused your lead poisoning is difficult to do. Also, the person against whom you file the claim will likely have representation, and you will be at an massive disadvantage if you do not have an expert by your side.
The lawyers at Munawar & Andrews Santillo LLP (‘Mlawfirm’) are highly experienced trial attorneys who have won over the years for their clients. We know how to prove how you or your child contracted lead poisoning and show who should be held accountable. We also understand how emotionally trying child injury cases are, and if it is your child’s claim we take on, we know how to and fight on his or her behalf while being respectful and sensitive to the emotional needs of everyone involved. Our attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve to cover their medical bills, emotional and physical suffering, and any other money damages they may be owed, and we will not stop until you receive a fair settlement or award. If you or your child is suffering from lead poisoning, contact our lawyers today at (212)-400-4000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE CONSULTATION.
Depending on the circumstances of the injury, there may be multiple claims against multiple parties. If this is the case, it can become tricky to know who to sue and what type of claim to bring. An experienced lawyer will know how to investigate the injury and determine which parties to file claims against and will give you the best chance of receiving the maximum compensation available. For more information, contact our lawyers at (212)-400-4000 or email at email@example.com for a FREE CONSULTATION.
When children are suffering from lead poisoning, the following symptoms or conditions commonly manifest:
- Slowed growth
- Hearing Problems
- Abnormal weight loss
- Problems sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Persistent fatigue or hyperactivity
- Brain and nervous system damage
- Behavior problems
- Reduced attention span
- Learning disabilities
- Decreased IQ/intelligence
- Loss of short-term memory
- Kidney failure
When adults have lead poisoning, they commonly suffer from:
- Reproductive issues (both men and women)
- Muscle and joint pain
- Memory loss
- Nerve disorders or damage
- Complications during pregnancy
- High blood pressure
- Digestion problems
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of appetite
- Problems sleeping
Call now and our office will provide you with a full analysis of your situation and assessment of your claim. If you wait too long to file your claim, you could be barred from pursuing it under New York Statute of Limitations law. Lead poisoning is often not as immediately apparent as other injuries, such as a broken bone or severe burns, but as soon as you suspect something, you should contact an attorney. Depending on the type of claim or claims you have, the amount of time you have to file can vary and you want to be sure not to miss any important deadlines. It is also vital that you take action and consult a lawyer right away because there can be a lot of information to gather and process in a short period of time, and having all the necessary evidence organized and presentable will make your claim as strong as possible.
And finally, it is also important to also consult with a physician right away. Explain your symptoms to a doctor and why you suspect you have lead poisoning so he or she can give you a precise and detailed medical report to support your claim. Failure to do so could be detrimental to you or your child’s claim. With an attorney by your side, you can rest assured that all the right information will be included in your claim and that your claim will be filed accurately and in a timely manner.
And remember, we do not get paid unless we win your case, so you do not have to worry about being able to afford representation for your or your child’s lead poisoning claim. The consolation is free, and we only collect if you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor. Our attorneys are ready and determined to use their expertise to support you and your family, and to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Lead Poisoning Lawyer today at (212)-400-4000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for FREE CONSULTATION
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