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Visalia Childhood Lead Poisoning Lawyer

Visalia was established as a city in 1874 and the population has exploded since that time. Today, the city is home to more than 125,000 residents and is the economic and governmental center of one of the most productive agricultural counties in the country. Visalia is also the oldest city between Los Angeles and Fish Camp, which gives it a rich history. Unfortunately, the age of the city also has some drawbacks. One of the biggest of these is the fact that during the construction of many homes and commercial buildings, lead paint was used. Today, there is a much greater understanding of the harmful effects of this substance. Exposure to lead can have disastrous effects on a person’s health. When another person is liable for exposure, they are responsible for paying damages. Our Visalia child lead poisoning lawyer can determine if negligence caused your injuries and help you obtain the full settlement you deserve.

Who is Liable for Lead Poisoning?

Property owners, including landlords, have a legal duty to make sure that their property is safe for people to enter. This includes making sure the property does not contain lead. When this is not possible, and a property does contain lead, the owner has a responsibility to disclose the fact that lead is present on the premises before anyone enters.

When property owners fail to meet their legal duty, they can be held liable for paying damages if someone becomes sick or develops certain conditions as a result. Still, it is not always property owners who are liable for lead exposure. Other entities may also be liable, and these entities are as follows:

  • Property maintenance or management companies
  • Inspection companies
  • Plumbers
  • Construction contractors and workers
  • Employers
  • Home sellers

Our Visalia child lead poisoning attorney can determine who is liable for your exposure so they can be held accountable for paying damages.

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning in Children

While adults can suffer adverse health effects after being exposed to lead, children are at a much greater risk. Lead is a toxic metal, but the body does not recognize it as a danger, and it is distributed throughout the entire bloodstream. Adults may not show any signs of exposure, but children do exhibit some common symptoms. These include:

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

Lead poisoning can be diagnosed through a simple blood test. If you notice any of the above signs in your child, it is important to have them tested. If you suspect that someone else is to blame for your child’s symptoms, you should then speak to an attorney who can help you claim the full damages your family deserves.

Call Our Childhood Lead Poisoning Lawyer in Visalia for Legal Help

If you believe you or your child suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence, our childhood lead poisoning attorney in Visalia at Brod Law Firm can help. We can determine who is to blame for your injuries and hold them accountable for paying the full settlement you are entitled to. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation and to get more information.

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