Lead Paint Poisoning
Can You Sue a Company for Lead Poisoning?
Lead paint has been known the be hazardous long before the United States Government instituted restrictions against producing and using it in residential and commercial properties. Unfortunately, however, due to its price and availability, it can still be unknowingly present in many people’s homes, apartment buildings, or rented spaces, wreaking havoc all the while.
Lead paint is associated with several health concerns for adults in any situation but can be incredibly hazardous for children or expecting mothers. While it has the potential to make even healthy adults quite ill and can even lead to cancer and death depending on the level of exposure, the illness will often fade, leaving only a few lasting impacts. However, in the case of children and babies yet to be born, it can permanently affect brain function, reducing mental abilities and, in some circumstances, leave children with lifelong brain injuries.
While it may seem like manufacturing companies would be held responsible for this hazard, the court system in the United States has made it all but official they will not be. Instead, landlords and property managers who have overlooked its presence in their buildings or knowingly used it despite the hazards will be the target of any potential lawsuits.
In New York, NY, there are countless buildings and equally as much opportunity for landlords and building managers to cut corners in favor of profit over consideration for the lives they may potentially be ruining.
Due to the complexity of these issues and the previously set precedents, it is critical to enlist the help of a seasoned Lead-Based Paint Inspections Lawyer. They will advise you on the available options and which will be most beneficial to your situation. The Law Offices of David A. Kapelman, P.C., have gained the necessary expertise and strategies over three decades of experience and will put every bit of it to the test to ensure you achieve the legal results you seek.
When was lead paint banned in NY State?
Lead paint was banned from New York, NY in 1960; however, it would not be immediately apparent based on the countless properties that can still be found to contain lead paint. The chips and dust that permeates the coat may not be visible, but they can wreak havoc on the body’s internal balance and operations.
If you suspect that you or a loved one may have fallen ill due to lead poisoning stemming from lead illegal lead paint, there are options available to you and actions which are highly advisable from the outset.
The first step is by far the most critical. Seeking a professional medical examination may not only save your life or that of your loved one, but it also establishes a legal basis to file a complaint. For example, suppose you are able to document and verify that adverse health effects stem from the exposure to lead paint. In that case, a New York Lead Poisoning Lawyer, David A. Kapelman, will handle the remainder of the process.
Finding a reliable and proven legal service to handle such a personal and hazardous issue is extremely important. At the Law Offices of David A. Kapelman, P.C., you will find the support and information you need to ensure you receive the settlement to which you and your family are entitled. While the option to pursue damages independently is available, it is almost never advisable, as you may miss critical details that can make or break your case. Call today to schedule an initial consultation and get the answers on what to do next. Don’t hesitate. Time is of the essence in cases involving lead paint since the health of you or your family may be at risk. Call today!
The use of lead in paint was banned in the United States in 1978, although the dangers of lead-based paint were known much earlier and it was banned in other countries as early as the early 1900s. While adults exposed to lead paint dust can become very ill, the greatest harm occurs in children under the age of five, who in addition to becoming ill, can suffer brain damage, learning disabilities, loss of IQ, hearing loss, neurological problems, organ failure and even death. Pregnant women exposed to lead paint can transfer the lead to the developing fetus. Chipping and peeling paint is the leading cause of lead poisoning in children.
David A. Kapelman is a New York City lead paint poisoning lawyer who has extensive experience bringing lead paint poisoning cases against landlords and others who have been negligent or careless in maintaining their property or who fail to disclose of any known lead paint hazards or have been negligent in abating lead paint hazards. He has handled many lead poisoning cases, some of which settled for $575,000, $475,000, $425,000, $400,000, $$390,000, $310,000, $300,000, $285,000 and other amounts.
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