Detroit Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyers
Though most newer homes and products do not contain lead paint, many older buildings, homes, and products may still contain the harmful substance. Lead paint is a highly toxic metal and is dangerous when ingested; lead poisoning can be treated, but its effects are irreversible. Lead-based paints can cause serious health problems, especially in infants and growing children, who are more likely to put things in their mouths.
Common Lead Paint Sources
While older homes and buildings are supposed to notify buyers of any remaining lead paint, this precaution is not always taken. On top of this, there are many other possible surfaces that lead paint can be found. Come common sources include the following:
- Toys, especially those manufactured in China and other foreign countries.
- Toys, furniture, and other painted objects produced prior to 1976
- Homes or buildings painted prior to 1978, especially those with chipping paint
- Art supplies and painting kits or sets
- Decor such as painted pottery or jewelry
These items are just a few sources of lead paint, but many of them are within easy reach of a child or infant. Chipping paint is an especially easy source of lead paint for a child to swallow.
Symptoms of Lead Paint Poisoning
While X-rays and blood tests can confirm the amount of lead in the bloodstream in an adult or child, there are many visible symptoms associated with lead paint poisoning, which ranges in severity. Some common symptoms of lead paint poisoning include the following:
- Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, and cramps
- trouble sleeping or waking
- behavior issues, such as aggression or irritability
- kidney issues
- high blood pressure
In developing children, lead paint poisoning can cause mental impairment, issues with growth and development, and loss of skills and motions.
Call a Detroit Lead Paint Poisoning Attorney Today
If you or a loved one have suffered from lead paint poisoning, you may be entitled to compensation. At Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, our Detroit lead paint poisoning attorneys understand how difficult it can be to pay for lead poisoning medical treatment, as well as care for a loved one permanently affected by lead poisoning. With over 180 years of combined experience, our legal team is prepared to help you recover financial losses due to the physical, mental, and financial strains caused by lead paint poisoning. For a free confidential consultation, please call (248) 948-9696 today.