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Santa Cruz Lead Poisoning Lawyer

Santa Cruz is a beautiful place. Known for having some of the best beaches in the country, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and hiking trails for novices and experts alike, the city has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. The city is also steeped in history, with the first structure to have been built more than two thousand years ago. This was centuries before people knew about the risks lead imposes and even longer before laws were enacted to protect people from the danger of the substance. Sadly, not everyone complies with the law. Property owners sometimes want to take shortcuts to save their money, and when that is the case, people suffer great harm. Children are particularly at high risk for suffering from lead exposure. If you or someone you love has become sick due to someone else’s negligence, our Santa Cruz lead poisoning lawyer can help.

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Lead is a metal, and it is toxic. After lead has been ingested into the body, it is not recognized as a danger. Instead, the body absorbs it into the bloodstream and distributes it throughout the entire system. For anyone, this is dangerous, but children are particularly susceptible to the risks lead poses. Due to the fact that the damage from lead poisoning cannot be reversed, young people will often feel the effects for their entire lives. Symptoms of children suffering from lead poisoning include:

  • Pain in the head or abdomen
  • Behavioral issues
  • Loss of muscle or bone growth
  • Developmental delays
  • Hearing loss
  • Irritability
  • Hyperactivity
  • Kidney damage
  • Learning disabilities
  • Seizures
  • Nausea, with or without vomiting

If you believe your child is suffering from these symptoms due to negligent conditions, you can file a claim for damages from the liable party with the help of a lead poisoning attorney in Santa Cruz.

Who is Liable for Lead Poisoning?

There have been many laws surrounding lead in recent years. When selling a home today, property owners must provide full disclosure that the building contains lead before any offer or agreement is signed. Similarly, landlords also have a legal obligation to inform potential tenants about the presence of lead on the premises before a rental agreement is signed.

Lead-based paint was commonly used in homes before 1978 when the ban on it was enacted. At that time, lead plumbing was also commonly used in homes, which allowed the toxic substance to enter the home’s water supply. Making the necessary changes to remove the presence of lead is very expensive, and property owners are often reluctant to make them. This is a complete disregard for the safety of others. When they do not provide full disclosure about the presence of lead, property owners can be held liable.

Call Our Lead Poisoning Lawyer in Santa Cruz Today

If you or someone you love has become sick due to negligent conditions, our Santa Cruz lead poisoning attorney at Brod Law Firm can help ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free review of your case.

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