New York City Lead Paint Injury
Our New York City Lead Paint Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates has found that although banned from the New York area for more than 40 years, lead-based paint is still a major source of poisoning for children and adults. Lead poisoning can cause brain damage, brain injury, coma, seizures and cause permanent mental impairment. Exposed children are at a higher risk for learning disability, behavioral problems and medical issues. At high levels, lead poisoning can result in a wrongful death. In addition, lead-based paint can also cause problems during pregnancy, like fetal developmental delays. Adults exposed to lead can suffer from nerve damage, reproduction problems and increased blood pressure.
Although lead paint is banned, many New York landlords have not removed the paint from apartments and other buildings. Many parents do not know their children are being exposed to a toxin until the child’s yearly physical examination and blood work. A lead paint injury can result from ingestion of peeling paint chips or inhalation of lead dust. Lead can show up in the air, water, in food, dust and soil. In any of these lead paint exposure situations, a New York City Lead Paint Injury Lawyer can advise you of your legal rights.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an injury, contact our team to discuss filing a premise liability claim against your landlord, employer or other liable party. (In addition, under New York law, anyone who rents, buys or remodels a home, built before 1978, must be given a pamphlet regarding how to protect your family from lead. If you did not receive this pamphlet, the landlord could be fined $10,000. In addition, if you are injured due to lead paint, the landlord is liable for your injury.
Not only these injuries occur due to exposure from old houses, but recent news suggests children are at risk from a lead paint injury from Chinese-manufactured toys, jewelry and other toys. These toys injured numerous children throughout the country. If you or a loved one is suffering from a lead paint related illness caused by exposure to lead from a toy or other product, contact us to discuss filing a product liability claim against the manufacturer, retailer or distributor of the defective product. Beyond this, our New York Personal Injury Lawyer team is experienced in helping families recover from accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. Whether your injury is caused by a lead paint or caused by a car accident, construction accident, boat accident, act of medical malpractice, SUV accident, ATV accident, or slip and fall incident, we can help you in your fight to hold the negligent party responsible for the financial damage they have caused. It is important to take prompt action however, as these types of cases have strict time deadlines within which you are able to file a claim.
If you have been injured due to someone’s negligent actions, contact our firm to schedule a free consultation regarding your case. If you or a family member is contending with an illness or injury that you believe is the result of another party’s negligence, it is important to take prompt action. Our legal team can explain that you could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost income if you are unable to work. Please call us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW, contact us online, or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.