Treatment for Lead Paint Poisoning

Lead Poisoning Treatment

Injuries resulting from acute and chronic lead poisoning can be severe and even horrific. In extreme cases, the result can be wrongful death. The seriousness of the injuries generally increases with exposure levels.

Treatment also varies with exposure levels, and can include:

  • The consumption of iron, calcium, and zinc, all of which can become deficient due to lead poisoning
  • Bowel irrigation to remove lead
  • The administration of anti-convulsants when seizures are present
  • Medication to treat swelling of the brain
  • Chelation therapy for people with high blood lead concentrations. Chelation therapy involves the addition of metals into the body that bond with lead, creating harmless metals that can be passed through the body via urine

Only a physician can prescribe and administer the proper treatment for lead exposure and poisoning. If you have questions regarding lead paint diagnosis and lead paint poisoning, it is a good idea to:

  • Contact a doctor
  • Call 311 to access New York City municipal services
  • Contact an experienced lead paint poisoning attorney in New York City

Do you need help regarding lead paint poisoning? Do you have questions regarding the treatment of lead paint exposure? Contact The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398.

While rates of lead paint poisoning in New York City are decreasing, so is the funding that has likely lead to the reduction. When lead poisoning strikes, be sure and consult with an attorney with a long record of recovering compensation for clients following lead exposure.

Steve Orlow and the lawyers of The Orlow Firm have a combined 60 plus years of experience representing injured people in New York City. Our efforts have resulted in the recovery of significant sums for dozens of lead poisoning victims.

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Contact The Orlow Firm for experienced personal injury representation. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact a NYC lead paint lawyer, call (646) 647-3398.

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Injuries Caused By Lead Poisoning

Lead Poisoning Injuries

Handling Injury Cases Resulting from Exposure to Toxic Substances Since 1981

Lead poisoning is a systemic affliction and can bring on numerous injuries. Milder exposure can bring on broad range of symptoms to victims which can include loss of appetite, constipation, nausea, discoloration of the skin, fatigue, weakness, loss of weight, headaches, trouble sleeping, tremors, numbness, dizziness, hyperactivity and anxiety.

Acute and chronic exposure can bring much more severe symptoms and bodily damage, especially to younger victims. In long-term-exposure and ingestion cases, adults and children can suffer:

  • Damage to the brain, kidney, cardiovascular and nervous systems
  • Developmental issues (in children) and cognitive deficits
  • Hearing loss
  • Anemia
  • Neurological damage
  • Rupture of red blood cells
  • Damage to the reproductive system

Clearly, injuries caused by lead poisoning are numerous and severe. If you suspect you or your child has experienced lead poisoning due to occupational exposure, exposure to paint or exposure to toys painted or made with lead, you likely need medical and legal help.

The personal injury attorneys of The Orlow Firm can help you identify lead poisoning medical experts and provide the knowledgeable, skilled representation you need in legal proceedings against any responsible parties, including:

  • Employers
  • Retailers and manufacturers
  • Landlords

Our four-member lawyer team, together with our dedicated paralegals, investigators and experts have helped dozens of lead poisoning victims in our combined six decades of personal injury legal experience, and we are highly experienced in investigating the circumstances surrounding lead poisoning, litigating against negligent parties and obtaining financial compensation.

How to Contact Us

For more information and to arrange a no-charge consultation, contact The Orlow Firm. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact a lawyer, call (646) 647-3398.

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Lead Paint Poisoning Exposure from Toys

Toys Containing Lead Paint

Handling Injury Cases Resulting from Exposure to Toxic Substances Since 1981

Lead poisoning most commonly occurs to and is most harmful to very young children. At The Orlow Firm, we believe that attorneys who help victims of lead poisoning should also work diligently to alleviate and prevent lead poisoning in their communities.

The Orlow Firm has helped clients who have experienced lead poisoning obtain the financial compensation they deserve. They have also worked to help clients and the public understand the threat that exposure to lead can bring, and to help people understand their legal rights.

One potential source of lead poisoning for children had been alleviated but has recently reappeared as a real threat: toys that have been painted with lead paint. Many of these toys come from China and have caused serious injuries and even deaths, especially when children swallow jewelry, trinkets and charms that are sometimes made almost entirely of lead.

A recently published list of lead toys currently threatening children includes not just metal and painted toys but a broad and unexpected range of items not often associated with lead risks. They include:

  • Children’s musical instruments
  • Jewelry
  • Gardening sets
  • Wooden railroad set toys
  • Bamboo toys
  • Toy easels
  • Action figures

Clearly, almost any toy has the potential to carry danger into your home. If you have questions or concerns regarding lead poisoning, lead injuries and symptoms and other lead-related questions, contact our firm.

Contact the Orlow Firm

The Orlow Firm offers free initial consultations and operates four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact a New York lead paint exposure lawyer, call (646) 647-3398.

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How Children Are Exposed to Lead Poisoning

Children Exposed To Lead Paint

Adults are commonly exposed to lead through a variety of routes, including on-the-job exposure, exposure from contaminated soil and exposure to poisoned water. Children, however, are most often exposed via:

  • Paint and paint dust
  • Toys

New York City banned lead paint in 1960. Because no leaded paints have been used in our city legally for 50 years, and because most manufacturers have scaled back their use of paint when making toys, many assume that lead poisoning now poses a rare and marginal threat to children here. However, lead continues to find its way to children through toys produced in China and elsewhere, and from the ingestion of lead through paint chips and paint dust.

If you have questions regarding lead poisoning and children’s exposure to lead in New York, contact the personal injury lawyers at The Orlow Firm. Attorneys Adam Orlow, Brian Orlow and Steven Orlow have extensive experience representing children and adults who have suffered injury due to lead poisoning, and have recovered significant sums for victims of lead poisoning in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

Managing All Legal Issues Relating to Lead Poisoning in New York

At The Orlow Firm, we work diligently to assert our clients’ rights regarding lead poisoning while also compelling landlords to reduce the use of lead paint in New York City apartment buildings.

Contact the Orlow Firm

Do not suffer the effects of lead poisoning without pursuing your full legal rights. Contact The Orlow Firm for experienced legal counsel. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact a New York lead paint lawyer, call (646) 647-3398.

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