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Sunnyvale Lead Poisoning Lawyer

According to the Auditor of the State of California, lead poisoning is still the most significant environmental threat to human health. Chronic exposure to lead, even at low levels, can cause permanent behavioral, neurological, and emotional harm to young children. This harm can come in the form of learning disabilities, the development of certain conditions, such as ADHD and ADD, delayed puberty, kidney disease, and more. The damage caused by lead poisoning is irreversible and if your child has been harmed, you deserve compensation for the financial burden it will impose on you. Our Sunnyvale lead poisoning lawyer can help you claim the full damages to which you are entitled.

Common Causes of Lead Poisoning

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, half of the homes that were built before 1978 throughout the country contain lead. The most common source of lead in homes comes from the lead-based paint that was once used widely throughout Sunnyvale, and the entire state. Lead-based paint can cause exposure in a number of ways, including:

  • Flakes of paint that fall from the ceilings, walls, window frames, and doors
  • Dust that generates from lead-based paint that is deteriorating and flaking
  • Contaminated soil in the yard caused by chipped paint that falls from exterior window sills and walls

Although lead-based paint is the most common cause of exposure, there are others, as well. For example, lead piping was also widely used in plumbing systems throughout the country. Like lead-based paint, though, many of these systems are still in place even though they were banned in the 1980s. Lead pipes can leach the metal into the water people use to drink, bathe, and brush their teeth. If you think you or a family member has been harmed by lead, reach out to a lead poisoning attorney in Sunnyvale.

Common Signs of Lead Poisoning in Children

Although exposure to high levels of lead is harmful for anyone, it is especially important that parents understand the signs children exhibit after being exposed. The effects of lead poisoning cannot be undone; early detection is critical so the source of lead can be removed and no further damage done. The most common signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in children are as follows:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Learning difficulties
  • Irritability
  • Hyperactivity
  • Behavioral problems
  • Language and speech delays
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hearing loss
  • Constipation
  • Seizures
  • Kidney failure
  • Heart failure

Landlords and owners who sell their property have a legal obligation to inform any tenant or buyer of the presence of lead before a lease or offer to purchase is signed. When property owners and landlords fail to fulfill their legal duty, they can be held liable for paying the full settlement you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Lead Poisoning Lawyer in Sunnyvale Today

If you or your child has been harmed after exposure, our Sunnyvale lead poisoning attorney at Brod Law Firm can inform you of your legal options. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or reach out to us online to schedule a free review of your case with our seasoned attorney and to learn more about the damages you deserve.

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