North Carolina Lead Poisoning Lawyers
Fighting for the Fair & Reasonable Recovery You Deserve
Not much was known about the effects of lead on humans until people began exhibiting symptoms of illness and disease and even began dying after lead exposure. Furthermore, it began to become apparent that children were at a higher risk of lead poisoning due to a higher absorption rate than adults.
Before these findings, lead was widely used in many products; chief among them was paint. Lead was also found in batteries, plumbing pipes, ammunition, and even toys. It was so widely used in the past that it is still found in dangerous levels in the air, water, and soil/food.
If you or your loved one suffered as a result of lead exposure, Lanier Law Group can help. Since 1997, our North Carolina lead poisoning attorneys have been representing injured victims and their families across the state. We are prepared to fight tirelessly for you and your recovery.
Common Causes of Lead Exposure & Poisoning
Exposure to lead comes from several sources, primarily household paints, leaded gasoline, and lead-contaminated drinking water. Of these sources, lead paint and lead paint dust are the most common. Lead paint dust is more dangerous than lead paint chips because smaller particles of lead are more easily absorbed.
You can be exposed to lead by eating contaminated food or water, inhaling lead dust, or working around products containing lead on a regular basis. Most commonly found in house paints and leaded gasoline, smaller particles of lead are more easily absorbed. Workers in the construction industry are very susceptible to lead exposure, as they are frequently around old buildings where lead paint was used. When these old buildings are demolished, lead paint chips and dust can severely contaminate the air. A toxic amount of this substance in the body can lead to serious health effects.
Injuries Caused by Lead Poisoning
Individuals of all ages can be exposed to lead. With toxic levels of exposure, you could suffer from lead poisoning.
Some of the many severe side effects of lead poisoning include:
- Muscle pain
- Loss of appetite
- Hearing impairment
- Brain damage
- Kidney damage
- Damage to the reproductive system
- Increased blood pressure
Children younger than eight are in a special risk group due to developmental difficulties associated with lead exposure. Even low levels of lead can block an infant's mental development. Lead exposure is linked with reduced intelligence, learning disabilities, low graduation rates, and even criminal behavior.
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If you or your loved one has suffered due to lead exposure, a North Carolina lead poisoning lawyer at our firm can help you pursue compensation from the liable party/parties. Our firm is committed to providing our clients with attentive legal services, personal attention, and dedicated representation. We always conduct ourselves with our clients' best interest in mind and work hard on every case to help our clients recover the compensation they are owed.
Lead poisoning cases typically require an in-depth review of your medical history, work history, and/or your living environment. Our legal team has the resources and skill needed to mount a claim against any negligent party that may have caused your illness.