Staten Island Lead Poisoning Attorney
Handling Injury Cases Resulting From Exposure to Toxic Substances Since 1971
The use of lead paint in residential properties has been banned in New York for more than 40 years. But unfortunately many landlords still have not removed this poison from the apartments they rent to families. Every year, more than 4,000 children are diagnosed with lead poisoning in New York, leading to serious injuries that affect all aspects of their lives and future.
Ever since 1971, the Staten Island lead poisoning attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have been representing lead poisoning victims throughout New York to get the full compensation they deserve. Our legal team is dedicated to helping you file an injury case against negligent landlords and protecting you and your child’s legal rights.
Lead Poisoning in Children
Lead poisoning is harmful for any age group. But young children are even more vulnerable to harmful effects of lead poisoning. Lead exposure in young children may result in damage to their nervous system and brain, which can severely affect their potential growth, harm their ability to properly hear, lower their IQ scores, and cause learning disabilities.
At very high levels, lead may cause the following serious injuries in young children:
- Learning disabilities
- Kidney failure
- Death, etc.
It is not easy to detect lead poisoning in children. Although lead poisoning can generally only be detected by medical intervention, such as a blood test, there are some warning signs that could indicate lead poisoning in your child’s body, such as:
- Abnormal loss of weight
- Lack of appetite
- Problems sleeping
- Reduced ability to focus or pay attention
- Abnormal fatigue, tiredness or hyperactivity that will not subside
If you or your child has been poisoned by lead paint, our Staten Island lead poisoning attorneys can help you recover the monetary compensation that you deserve. The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm recovered $1,162,500 for a child with lead poisoning.
New York Law Holds Negligent Landlords Accountable in Lead Poisoning Cases
New York law obligates landlords and property owners to inform potential renters about the presence of lead paint in their units. There is also a new controversial law forcing landlords to test for and remove tainted paint in apartments rented to families with young children. Landlords must send annual notices to find out the ages of tenants, complete testing and hire lead certified workers to fix any lead hazards discovered.
The new law obligates an owner to ensure a lead-free environment when a child under the age of 7 is likely to be residing at their property. If the landlord or owner fails to abide by the law and fails to disclose the potential hazards to the renter, they may be held liable for damages.
Our Staten Island 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 potential dangers.
Call Our Staten Island Lead Poisoning Attorneys Today!
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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 attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us toll free 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 toll free phone numbers for us include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.