Queens Lead Poisoning Attorney
Handling Injury Cases Resulting From Exposure to Toxic Substances Since 1971
Lead paint poisoning continues to be a hazard to many New York residents, especially to those living in older buildings where lead-based paint is likely to have been used. Although the State of New York banned the use of lead-based paint, many landlords have failed to renovate buildings or remove toxic substances from their apartments. Unfortunately, the majority of lead poisoning victims are young children because of their vulnerability to the toxic substance.
The Queens lead poisoning attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have been representing lead poisoning victims throughout New York since 1971. We are dedicated to helping you file an injury case against negligent landlords and getting you and your child the full compensation that you deserve.
Lead Poisoning in Young Children
Although lead poisoning is harmful to any individual regardless of age, young children are more vulnerable to the harmful side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York Department of Health state that a child who has over 5 micrograms per deciliter of lead in his or her bloodstream is considered to have lead poisoning. However, it should be noted that no amount of lead is safe in the bloodstream.
Even though it is very difficult to detect lead poisoning without medical assistance, there are some warning signs that could indicate lead poisoning in your child’s body, such as:
- Abnormal weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Problems sleeping
- Reduced ability to focus or pay attention
- Persistence fatigue, tiredness or hyperactivity
If you or your child has been poisoned by lead paint, our Queens lead poisoning attorneys can help you recover the monetary compensation that you deserve. Our law firm recovered $1,162,500 for a child with lead poisoning.
Holding Negligent Landlords Accountable In Lead Poisoning Cases
In New York, landlords have an obligation to inform potential renters about the presence of lead paint and to ensure a lead-free environment when a child under the age of 7 is likely to be residing at their premises. If the landlord is negligent in this responsibility or deliberately fails to disclose the potential hazards, they may be held liable for damages.
Our Queens lead poisoning attorneys will seek full compensation on your behalf and work to inspect and ensure that all negligent parties are held accountable for their actions or failure to properly warn of dangers.
Call Our Queens Lead Poisoning Attorney
If you or your child has been poisoned by lead paint you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the pain, suffering, medical expenses, decreased quality of life, financial hardship, and the life-long costs of treating the effects of lead poisoning, as well as compensation for your other losses . The experienced Queens lead poisoning attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with lead poisoning cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.
If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case. Other phone numbers for us include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.