NYC Lead Paint Poisoning Injuries
Bronx lead paint poisoning lawyers fighting for justice
Lead paint has been linked to serious health problems for decades. That's why lead paint has been banned in this country since 1978. Even so, lead paint can still be found in many homes, schools, apartments and other places throughout New York City built before that time. And when people, especially children, are exposed to lead paint, the consequences can be severe.
The most common sources of lead poisoning include lead particles from paint and dust, including peeling or chipped paint, exposed lead pipes and poorly maintained constructions sites. Other sources include toys and consumer goods, especially ones imported from countries that don't have similar strict lead paint laws.
If you suspect your health problems or issues experienced by your child are linked to lead paint poisoning, contact Giampa Law right now. An experienced Bronx lead paint poisoning attorney at our law firm can explain all the legal options available to you.
Personal injury cases involving lead poisoning can be extremely complicated. That's because it's often very difficult to determine who's responsible for the existence of lead paint at a particular property. That's why we're eager to get straight to work on your case.
Health problems caused by lead paint poisoning
Children exposed to lead paint often suffer from lead poisoning. In such cases, children may experience life-long learning and behavioral problems as well as delayed physical growth and mental development. While no two cases of lead poisoning are identical, symptoms often include:
- Neurological brain damage
- Lower IQ
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Weight loss
- Learning difficulties
- Pale skin
If your child or loved ones exhibits symptoms of lead poisoning, blood and urine tests should be conducted immediately. If levels of lead are detected, you may be entitled to a monetary recovery against the parties responsible for the lead. That's why it's critical that you contact us.
How we can help you
Numerous state and federal laws hold property owners and employers responsible for providing a safe living and working environment that is free from the harmful effects of lead. These laws also require that manufactures and retailers produce and distribute safe toys and consumer goods.
If any of these parties fail to fulfill their obligation to provide a safe environment or product, the law can hold them responsible for the injuries suffered on account of their failure. Defendants in lead poisoning cases commonly include owners of apartment buildings, including those owned by the City of New York, owners of child-care facilities, and manufactures and retailers.
Since 1982, New York City Administrative Code 27-2013(h) (now known as 2056.6) has applied a non-delegable duty to all multiple-dwelling premises owners to keep their premises in good repair and to remove and cover all lead paint therein if the dwelling contains children ages 6 and younger.
If you suspect that your home contains lead based paint, contact Giampa Law immediately. Our attorneys know the state and federal regulations that apply to lead-based paints - and know how to get results. We will meticulously prepare your case and do everything we can to obtain the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve. From consulting with board-certified physicians to experts in their field, we leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice.