Suffolk County Lead Paint Injury
Despite the fact that the used of lead-based paint has been banned in the United States for more than forty years, the toxin is still a source of lead poisoning in adults and in children. The injuries caused by this exposure are significant, and can include nerve damage, permanent mental impairment, convulsions, brain injury and coma. Lead poisoning affects thousands of children each year. Kids are typically exposed to lead paint at home or at school. Lead paint was commonly used decades ago, and older apartments, houses, schools and business still have lead paint on the walls and window sills. In addition, paint exposure can be the result of a defective product that is coated with lead-based paint -- products like imported toys and imported jewelry. If you or a loved one has suffered lead paint poisoning, you may be entitled to compensation based on a product liability claim. If you are in need of a personal injury lawyer because you were exposed to lead at work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Thus, if you believe that you or your children are suffering medical problems due to lead paint exposure, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced Suffolk County lead paint injury lawyer who will help you file claim for damages against those responsible for your condition.Lead paint risks
The dangers of lead paint have been known for over 50 years. It is so dangerous that the federal government has banned it for use in consumer products. However, lead paint is still around. It is still present in many homes built before 1978. This presents a particular risk for young children, who may eat paint chips from window sills and other parts of the home. Peeling and chipping paint also causes lead dust that can be harmful when breathed. In addition, lead paint was commonly used on toys.
Adults are also at risk for lead paint poisoning. In addition to lead paint dust being in the air of older homes where the paint is chipping, many adults are exposed to lead paint at work. For example, those working on demolition or renovation projects of buildings where lead paint was used are at risk of exposure. Property safety equipment is required to protect workers from being harmed by lead paint.Pursuing damages
Exposure to lead paint can lead to a number of medical problems including developmental delays, low IQ, cognitive problems, brain damage and high blood pressure. Children with a high lead content in their blood tend to underperform in school. Symptoms of lead poisoning include headaches, dizziness, nausea, abdominal pain, joint paint, impotence, and poor memory.
If you or your children are facing medical problems as a result of exposure to lead paint, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. As a lead paint injury attorney in Suffolk County will explain, you may have the right to sue your landlord, a product manufacturer, or some other defendant whose negligence or recklessness resulted in your being exposed to lead paint.
If your lead paint poisoning occurred while you were working, we will explain to you the process for filing a workers' compensation claim in order to receive benefits that would provide your medical care and a cash benefit.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you suspect that you or your loved ones have been exposed to lead paint in your apartment, in your home, or at work, contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates to discuss the details of your case. Our staff is experienced in handling claims from people with lead paint injuries as well as claims from those who were injured in auto accidents, slip and fall claims, and other types of accidents. Contact an experienced lead paint injury attorney serving Suffolk County at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.