Lead used to be a common ingredient in construction materials and paint; however, because of adverse health effects, it is no longer being used. Lead poisoning is a serious and common ailment. Children and adults are both at risk of lead poisoning; however, children are more at risk because of their developing systems. If you or your child has been exposed to lead based paint, dust or other material, you should contact Medical Claim Legal today for a free consultation.
Where Lead Poisoning is Most Prevalent
Even though lead has been mostly removed from all paints and building materials, the lead once used still remains in some older buildings. Much like mesothelioma and asbestos, lead can linger and cause serious health complications. Individuals can be poisoned by lead from a variety of sources.
The Effects of Lead Poisoning
Here is a brief breakdown of how lead poisons the human body:
Lead Poisoning in Children
Due to their undeveloped immune systems, children are at a much greater risk of lead poisoning than adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, for example, that there are about 500,000 children in the US with blood levels that have a toxic amount of lead.
Who is at Fault for Lead Exposure
Businesses and homeowners are responsible for maintaining their properties and complying with lead regulations. If these individuals are not in compliance, they can be held responsible for the damages relating to the presence of lead and its effects. Recently a Baltimore boy was awarded $2 million in a civil lawsuit against the property manager for permanent brain damage that resulted from exposure to lead in his rental home.
Why Medical Claim Legal is Right for You
Medical Claim Legal has a network of lawyers who have specific training relating to lead poisoning. It costs you nothing to contact us to have a consultation. If you or your child has been exposed to lead, contact us today.
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