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.
For a free, no-obligation consultation, call
(855) 757-4204 or
submit an online contact form today.
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.
Request a Free Consultation with Lanier Law Group
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.
If you think you have been exposed to lead,
contact us to discuss your situation and determine how we can help you: