Lead Poisoning In Children
Manhattan – Brooklyn – Queens – The Bronx – Staten Island
Like other heavy metals, lead can accumulate in the body from absorption through the skin or ingestion. In children, small amounts of lead can impact developmental factors associated with growth, internal organs, cognitive development, and physical strength.
At the law office of The Orlow Firm, our attorneys work with safety consultants, medical experts, toxicologists, and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) agents in preparing lead poisoning cases involving children. We take paint and soil samples from buildings where children live, noting the presence of pealing paint, exposed lead piping, and other safety issues ignored by landlords and building owners.
If your child exhibits symptoms of lead poisoning, blood and urine tests should be conducted immediately. For more information regarding lead poisoning in children and how we can help you, contact personal injury attorneys at The Orlow Firm today.
Symptoms of Lead Poisoning
While each case is different, in general, the following symptoms are indicative of lead poisoning in children:
- Weight loss
- Cognitive impairment, learning difficulties
- Stomach pain
Determining Damages in Lead Poisoning Cases involving Children
The long-term effects of lead poisoning may not be clearly evident in children. As a result, doctors testifying on behalf of an insurer will try and downplay early indications of neurological damage, organ damage, or physical development. That’s why our attorneys work with medical experts who have years of experience in diagnosing and treating lead poisoning in children. We also consult medical economists and life care planners in calculating the health care costs of children permanently impaired by lead poisoning.
Contact the Orlow Firm
Throughout New York City in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens Manhattan, and Staten Island, there are apartment buildings and parks where lead poses a significant health risk to children. If your child suffers from complications due to lead poisoning, contact personal injury attorneys at the law office of The Orlow Firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
To speak with a New York lead paint attorney, call (646) 647-3398 today.