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Oceanside Lead Poisoning Lawyer

Oceanside was founded in 1888, and at that time, the city had a population of just 1,000 residents. Today, Oceanside has a population of nearly 200,000 people, and the city is a hub for beach and outdoor enthusiasts. While there is a lot to see and do in the city, there are still some unpleasant reminders of history that remain. For nearly 100 years, lead was widely used in the construction of homes in Oceanside and throughout the entire state. The paint used on walls was typically lead-based, and the plumbing in homes and businesses also contained lead. Today, lead is widely known as a toxic metal, and many laws have been enacted to prevent people from suffering injury and serious harm. Sadly, those who are supposed to comply with the law do not always meet their legal responsibilities. If you have been harmed due to another person’s negligence, our Oceanside lead poisoning lawyer can help.

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Lead is a toxic substance, and when a person is exposed to it, they can suffer serious harm, regardless of their age. The human body does not detect lead as a dangerous substance and so, once it has entered the bloodstream, it distributes it throughout the entire body. While anyone can be harmed after being exposed to lead, children are especially at risk of lead poisoning.

Lead levels in a child’s body increase faster than they do in adults. When a child has high levels of lead in their system, it can interfere with their brain growth and development, which causes developmental delays and more. When a child is exposed to lead, it can result in some of the most serious symptoms, including:

  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hearing loss
  • Pain in the abdomen or head
  • Kidney damage
  • Hyperactivity
  • Loss of bone or muscle growth
  • Developmental delays
  • Learning disabilities
  • Behavioral issues
  • Irritability

After a child suffers from lead poisoning, the effects can remain with them for their entire life. If your child has exhibited the above symptoms or has been diagnosed with high levels of lead, our Oceanside lead poisoning attorney can advise on the damages you may be eligible to receive.

Determining Liability for Lead Poisoning

Lead-based paint is the main cause of lead poisoning in homes. Throughout the United States, the use of lead-based paint was banned in 1978. Landlords and property sellers must disclose the presence of lead before renting or selling a property, but not everyone complies with this law. When property owners fail to disclose the presence of lead, they can be held liable for paying compensation.

Additionally, when a manufacturer sells or distributes products that contain lead, such as plumbing or paint products, they can also be held accountable for paying damages.

Do Not Hesitate to Call Our Lead Poisoning Lawyer in Oceanside

If you or a loved one has been harmed after exposure, do not hesitate to contact our lead poisoning attorney in Oceanside at Brod Law Firm. You may be eligible to claim compensation, but you must ensure time does not run out. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to request a free review of your case.

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