Chicago Lead Paint Poisoning Attorneys

Lead is a naturally occurring metal that has been used in manufacturing for most of the modern era. Over a hundred years ago, people started making lead-based paints that dried faster and lasted longer than its counterparts do. Lead-based paints were used on houses and commercial buildings all across the United States. Tragically, lead is highly toxic to humans. People exposed to lead-based paint can be poisoned by the metal, suffering terrible symptoms and enduring lasting internal damage. The federal government removed lead from paint production in 1978, hoping to eradicate lead poisoning. Despite their efforts, people are still at risk from lead paint poisoning.

The Illinois Department of Public Health estimates that 75 percent of homes built before 1978 contain lead paint. You or someone you know might live in a house or apartment complex that has lead paint on some walls or other surfaces. Property owners are legally responsible for ensuring that visitors, guests, workers, and any other person lawfully on the premises are not put in any danger. Under premises liability law, if your landlord or boss caused you to contract lead paint poisoning, you are able to seek financial compensation.

Medical Dangers of Lead Paint

Lead is highly poisonous for everyone, but it can be especially dangerous for children. Because children are still developing, they are much more physically vulnerable to lead poisoning. If a child inhales lead paint or ingests paint chips, there can be terrible medical consequences.

The lead paint poisoning attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC believe that owners should make sure no one is exposed to lead on their property. The damage lead poisoning can do to a child is simply too devastating. For example, a child with lead poisoning might suffer from:

  • Learning difficulties
  • Delayed development
  • Weight loss
  • Kidney damage
  • Irritability or other emotional problems
  • Seizures

Children have also died because of exposure to lead-based paint. Of course, diagnosing and treating lead poisoning to handle any of these symptoms can lead to costly medical bills. If you or your child has suffered from lead poisoning because of a property owner’s negligence, you can seek to recover the costs of those bills with help from our legal team at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC.

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A landlord should make sure no apartments in their complex are decorated with lead-based paint. The owner of a daycare should be expected to know whether any pigments in their building are dangerous. The lead paint poisoning premises liability lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC firmly believe that property owners are legally accountable for their negligence. If you or someone you love has suffered from lead paint poisoning, contact us by calling (312) 346-8620. You can speak to an experienced legal professional to learn more about your rights under premises liability law.


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