Lead poisoning can have terrible consequences for families and young children. In many cases, children can suffer from devastating lead poisoning if they eat or suck on lead paint chips, or breathe in lead paint dust. This can cause life-altering mental and physical damages, even death. Lead-based paint was used in many American homes until 1978. Even though lead-based paint has not been used in new homes for decades, there still are many older homes that have this dangerous paint on the interior and/or exterior walls.
If you or a loved one has suffered from lead poisoning, you should consult with an experienced lead poisoning personal injury attorney in Los Angeles as you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm have the experience and resources to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.How Does Lead Poisoning Happen?
Many older, poorly maintained rental homes in the U.S. contain lead paint that may be flaking off the walls. If that paint is ingested in any way, especially by a child, it can cause horrible injuries. A child’s brain is more sensitive to chemical-related injuries during development. As such, even the smallest amount of consumption can lead to serious injuries.
Lead poisoning also can occur from children’s toys. Even a tiny amount of exposure to lead can cause lead poisoning. According to the Center for Disease Control, a child is considered lead poisoned if he or she has10 mg/dl of lead in his or her blood stream.Common Lead Poisoning Injuries
Lead poisoning can cause different types of injuries in different age groups. For the younger ages, lead poisoning can result in:
- Nervous system damage
- Brain damage
- Seizures and convulsions
- Mental retardation
- Coma and even death
Lead poisoning in adults can have similar life altering complications, such as:
- Pregnancy complications
- Reproductive issues
- Digestive disorders
- Nervous disorders
- Muscle and joint pain
Regardless of how old you are or what type of injuries you have suffered as a result of lead poisoning, the compassionate legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm will work hard to hold the responsible parties responsible.What Are TheSymptoms of Lead Poisoning?
Lead poisoning can occur either through chronic or acute exposure. Chronic exposure often leads to symptoms that affect the digestive tract. Some symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
- Short term memory problems
- Poor coordination
In an acute exposure cases, symptoms often affect the central nervous system in a variety of ways, including:
- Pain throughout the body
- Weakness in muscles
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Weight loss and poor appetite
If you believe that you or one of your children has been exposed to lead, you may have a liability claim against the paint manufacturer, landlord or even toy manufacturer. You could be entitled to financial compensation that includes medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income now and in the future, and punitive damages.Personal Injury Attorneys To Trust
If you believe you or a loved one has been exposed to lead, you may have a claim against the negligent party who was responsible for the circumstance or object that led to the poisoning. The Nourmand Law Firm has extensive knowledge in this field of law. We will work hard to ensure that you receive the full compensation that you deserve.
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