Despite the known dangers associated with lead paint, many children still suffer from lead paint poisoning every year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that approximately 310,000 children have elevated levels of lead in their blood stream.
The majority of lead paint poisoning cases involve children who are under the age of five. Over time, lead paint can deteriorate, creating lead dust that can settle on items such as your child's toys. From here, it is easy for this dust to be ingested by your child. Over time, this can result in elevated levels of lead in the bloodstream that can jeopardize your child's health.
Common symptoms associated with lead poisoning include:
- Stomach aches
- Learning disabilities
- Kidney malfunction
- Mental retardation
- Hearing loss
Landlords and property owners are responsible for providing safe premises for you and your family. This includes getting rid of any lead paint that may endanger the health of your children. Failure to do so may constitute negligence, and you may be entitled to receive compensation for your child's damages.
The Ridgefield child injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP will fight aggressively to ensure your child receives the compensation he or she deserves. We will work with a team of toxicology and hazardous materials experts to bolster your case. Our lawyers are committed to providing you with the highly personalized attention your case deserves, and we will stand by your side every step of the way to ensure your child's rights are protected.
Please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP today to schedule your free initial consultation. Call us at 888-244-5480. We serve clients all over the state of Connecticut.