Exposure to lead can be very dangerous, especially to children under the age of six. The organs of young children are developing rapidly during childhood, and exposure to lead can cause many serious long term health problems. The following are some of the serious and sometimes permanent side effects of lead poisoning:
- Brain damage
- Learning disabilities
The dramatic results of lead poisoning can change the lives of the victim and the victim’s family forever. An experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to recover monetary compensation for lead poisoning related injuries and medical costs. The amounts of lead may be found in schools, playground equipment, old paint, pipes and dust particles in the air. Although paint containing lead has not been used since 1978, many older homes are painted before it was prohibited.
If you or your family member have suffered from lead poisoning and would like more information, please contact the Jonesboro Law Offices of Joseph M. Todd for a free consultation. Personal Injury Hotline: (770) 477-7878.