Los Angeles Lead Poisoning Lawyers to Help Your Child
Toxic Exposure Is Serious and Can Be Deadly. After Lead Poisoning, You May Have a Case.
Most people believe that lead poisoning is a thing of the past and, in many new homes and neighborhoods, it is. Paint manufacturers no longer use lead, so most buildings constructed after 1978 are not coated in dangerous materials. However, homes and buildings that were painted before the dangers of lead paint were truly known are still standing. Some are bought and rented without warning, posing a danger to the families who want to make them a home.
If your child has been harmed due to lead poisoning, Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation may be able to help. Our knowledgeable and effective product liability attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals and families who have been harmed by negligent companies and unethical brokers. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in relief for our clients and we continue to strive for justice on behalf of aggrieved consumers.
Aggressively pursue relief for your lead poisoning claim. Contact us at (866) 884-1717 today.
The Effects of Lead Poisoning
Buildings and homes that were built before 1978 may still contain lead paint. Worse, their age means that paint is more likely to peel, leaving chips available on the floor for young children put in their mouths or even contaminating dust.
The World Health Organization has declared no amount of lead is “safe” for humans. Especially for children, whose brains are still developing, the element is seriously dangerous. Victims of lead poisoning may experience:
- Brain injury
- Neurological effects
- Stunted growth and development
Who Is Responsible for Lead Poisoning?
Because the dangers of lead have been known for so long—and paint manufacturers have removed lead from all their products—the courts do not allow families to sue these companies in a lead poisoning case.
The burden of safety lays with property builders, owners, or managers who have failed to provide adequate safety warnings. If it can be proven that these parties knew about lead paint on their property, were aware of the likelihood of children residing or visiting, and did nothing about the risk, they can be held accountable.
The maladies children can develop from lead exposure may lead to lifelong disability. Not only may their prospects for the future change, but they may require more intensive caretaking that will affect your day-to-day as well. If your child has been senselessly injured by lead poisoning, the people who allowed their exposure must be held accountable.
Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation is ready to take decisive legal action on your behalf if your child has been affected. Reach out to us online or call our Los Angeles office at (866) 884-1717.