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Lead paint poisoning
Lead poisoning is a disease that results from the presence of heavy metal lead in the body. This lead may cause damage to tissue and bodily organs. Because it commonly interferes with the body's nervous system, it is most dangerous to children because their nervous systems are not yet fully developed. Children often come into contact with the lead through lead-based paint commonly used in the home and on children's toys. Since young children often put toys in their mouth, they can become exposed to toxic lead in this way. Parents should be aware of products containing lead-based paint in order to ensure the safety of their children.
Stay informed on product recalls and eliminate any products in your home that you know contain lead-based paint or plastics. Even some older houses may have contaminated drinking water, so if you are concerned about this risk, have your home tested for toxic lead levels. Since lead has no smell and is difficult to detect, you must watch out for the symptoms of lead poisoning. Depending on the quantity and duration of the lead exposure, your child's symptoms can range from moderate to severe. Some recorded lead-poisoning cases have cited brain damage, seizures, hyperactivity or ADD, headaches, and kidney problems. Your child may also be at risk even if they are still in the womb. Mothers can pass on exposure to lead-based products and this can cause birthing complications such as premature birth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 250,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 5 years old have blood lead levels higher than the safe amount. If you are concerned that your child has been exposed to lead products, you should seek medical attention immediately. If a doctor determines that your child's blood lead levels are high, then you may be entitled to compensation via a product liability suit. Many people are not fully aware of the different products that can cause their child harm, so if you unknowingly exposed your child to lead products, seek the help of a legal professional.
Why Hire an Arnold & Itkin Product Liability Attorney?
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are experienced in dealing with product liability cases and know how to go up against big manufacturing companies to get each one of our clients the compensation they are entitled to. Lead poisoning is a serious threat to children and it can produce long-lasting health complications. Child and infant products that contain lead are dangerous and their manufacturers should be held accountable for the damage that they cause to young children. If your child has suffered health complications due to lead product exposure, then seek the help of a
product liability lawyer from our firm today.
Don't hesitate to contact a product liability attorney from Arnold & Itkin to see how we can help you fight to see that your child's injuries don't go unaccounted for.