Lead Paint Poison Claims
Rogatinsky and Matthews can help you with your lead poisoning case no matter what city you live in.
Lead poisoning is one of the biggest environmental threats to young children under the age of 7 years old. While updated federal laws prevented the use of lead paint in houses starting in the late 1970s, families living in older homes may still suffer through the negative effects of lead paint exposure, including mental or cognitive disorders, behavioral issues, or even death.
If you believe exposure to lead paint has caused the developmental issues, illness, or death of a family member, then contact Samuel Rogatinsky today at 954.995.3805
The lead poisoning attorneys at Rogatinsky and Matthews will use their expertise to help your family seek the justice you deserve in court.
What is lead paint poisoning?
Lead is a malleable metal that is naturally found in small amounts within the earth’s crusts. Lead poisoning is a condition in which the levels of lead in the blood have dangerously increased due to repeated exposure.
For many years, paint manufacturers and contractors used lead-based paint for its many benefits, including increased durability and a faster drying time. Even so, it was found that lead paint leads to a series of brain-related illnesses and issues, so starting in 1978, it became illegal to use lead-based paint. This left many landlords and contractors with a dilemma for the homes they’ve already built. They could either take the expensive route and completely remove the lead paint, or they could leave it as-is.
Lead paint poisoning is toxic for pets, children, and adults – but mostly for children. If a child under the age of six is exposed to chipped or peeling lead paint, lead paint dust, or they have ingested lead paint, then this highly toxic substance can lead to:
- Learning disabilities
- Brain damage or neurological problems
- Loss of IQ points and intellect
- Poor concentration
- Memory issues
- Neuropsychological deficits
- Attention deficit disorder
- Antisocial behavior
- Brain swelling
- Major organ failure
Due to the high toxicity of lead paid, once someone is exposed, then there isn’t much you can do to reverse the damage. This means that families that have been exposed could be faced with the need for permanent medical treatment. If any of the above scenarios have happened to your family, then you shouldn’t have to face the financial burden of that medical treatment on your own.
With help from Rogatinsky and Matthews you can file a lawsuit against your landlord or property manager for neglecting to disclose that your home contains lead paint.
We can help you get the money you deserve. Call attorney Samuel Rogatinsky today at 954.995.3805.