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Tracy Childhood Lead Poisoning Lawyer

Founded as a railroad center in 1878, Tracy has grown into a bustling city that is home to nearly 95,000 residents. Today, Tracy is the second most populated city in San Joaquin County, California. While the city does have a rich history, some unpleasant relics of history still remain. For decades, lead was used widely in home construction in Tracy, and throughout the entire nation. Walls were typically painted with lead-based paint, and lead pipes were widely used in plumbing systems. Today, the harmful effects of lead are widely known and so, many laws have been enacted to protect the health of the public. Unfortunately, those who have a legal duty to comply with the law do not always fulfill their obligations. If you have suffered harm due to another person’s negligence, our Tracy childhood lead poisoning lawyer can help you claim the full settlement you deserve.

Common Symptoms of Lead Exposure

Regardless of a person’s age, lead is toxic and can cause harm to anyone who is exposed to it. The human body does not detect lead as a poison and so, it enters the bloodstream and is distributed throughout the entire body. While anyone can experience harm after being exposed to lead, children are especially vulnerable.

Lead accumulates in children’s bodies much faster than it does in adults. High levels of lead in children’s bodies can interfere with brain growth and development, which can cause developmental delays and other issues. Some of the most common symptoms children experience after being exposed to high levels of lead are as follows:

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

The harmful effects of lead poisoning can remain with a child for the rest of their life. If your child has been diagnosed with lead poisoning, or has experienced any of the above symptoms, it is critical that you speak to our Tracy childhood lead poisoning attorney who can help you claim the damages you deserve.

Liability for Lead Poisoning

The most common source of lead is lead-based paint. Paint containing lead was banned throughout the country in 1978, but manufacturers, home sellers, and landlords do not always take the necessary steps to ensure all lead-based paint is removed. Historically, lead piping was also used in home plumbing systems, leaching metal into the water supply and contaminating it. Removing lead pipes and replacing them with a safer option is not only dangerous but expensive, too, and property owners do not always make removal a priority.

If a manufacturer used lead in their paint or a property owner failed to inform you of the presence of lead on a property, you may be able to hold them liable for damages. This compensation can help you recover your child’s medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

Call Our Childhood Lead Poisoning Lawyer in Tracy Today

If your child has become sick or suffered other harm due to lead poisoning, it is important to hold the appropriate party liable. At Brod Law Firm, our childhood lead poisoning attorney in Tracy can help you obtain the fair settlement you and your child 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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