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Childhood lead poisoning is one of the biggest environmental threats to a child’s health. Before 1978, lead was commonly used as an ingredient in many common household items. In 1978, lead was deemed a health hazard. New laws were enacted to prevent the use of lead in paint and other items.
Families living in older buildings painted with lead-based paint prior to the new laws put children at risk for brain-related medical problems, such as:
- Brain swelling
How Children Are Exposed to Lead Poisoning
Children are exposed to lead poisoning when they eat paint chips containing lead-based paint. Older homes being renovated can create a dangerous environment where children can breathe in lead contaminated dust.
Symptoms of Lead Poisoning
Symptoms of lead poisoning are not always immediately apparent. Low level exposure can cause the following symptoms:
- Decreased intelligence
- Learning difficulties
- School achievement difficulties
- ADHD and ADD
- Antisocial behavior or criminal activity
Lead poisoning affects other body systems, and in high exposure can lead to convulsions, coma and death.
Get Help Immediately
If your child has been exposed to lead paint, see a doctor immediately. Then contact the knowledgeable and compassionate lead poisoning attorneys at The Yost Legal Group in Baltimore, Maryland. We offer superior experience in aggressive litigation of lead paint poisoning claims, and have successfully obtained monetary awards for suffering families, even in situations where the child may have been exposed many years prior.
You have much to be concerned about in taking care of your injured child. Let The Yost Legal Group take care of the details of your case and protect your legal rights. We will recover damages to help you manage your child’s medical treatment and other expenses related to ongoing medical care. You are not alone in your fight to protect your child's rights.
To file a claim on behalf of your child, please contact The Yost Legal Group today to schedule a free consultation.
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