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New York & Long Island Lead Poisoning Attorneys

Lead poisoning is a serious health problem that has plagued New York City and Long Island residents for many years.  With the number of older buildings currently inhabited throughout the area, it’s not a surprise that lead poisoning continues to occur. Lead-based paint and lead in water or dust are still found in many of the older buildings currently being occupied today.  Even though the New York State government has banned the use of lead-based products, many landlords and property owners have failed to renovate old buildings or remove this toxic substance from their properties. This has lead to numerous instances of lead poisoning throughout New York and Long Island.  If you or someone in your family has been exposed to poisonous lead paint, water, dust, or pesticides, you may be entitled to damages. An experienced New York lead poisoning attorney can evaluate your case, and help you take appropriate legal action.

The New York Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention define lead poisoning as 10mg/dl (micrograms per deciliter) of lead in the bloodstream. The people most susceptible and vulnerable to lead poisoning are children, especially children six years old or younger. Although lead poisoning can be difficult to detect, a child with lead poisoning may exhibit some warning signs, such as:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Abnormal or rapid weight loss
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Constant fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Reduced attention span
  • Hyperactivity
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Irritability and mood swings

As soon as a child has been exposed to lead-based products, he/she is already in a precarious position.  Exposure to even the tiniest amount of lead can be detrimental, as it can lead to an array of health problems. Common health problems associated with lead poisoning include:

  • Decreased intelligence
  • Neurological damage
  • Brain damage
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Impaired mental development
  • Impaired cognitive skills
  • Learning disability
  • Mental retardation
  • Reduced attention span
  • Behavioral problems
  • Growth retardation
  • Kidney failure
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Death

Adults are also vulnerable to numerous health effects, especially those living in older buildings, or painters, carpenters, plumbers, or construction workers who come into contact with lead-based products on a daily basis. Common side effects for adults include:

  • Nerve damage
  • Neurological disorders
  • Fertility or reproductive problems
  • Organ damage
  • Concentration, retention, and memory problems
  • Difficulty coordinating or controlling the body
  • Joint or muscle pain and/or fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritability
  • Constant headaches
  • Stomach pains and digestive problems
  • Lethargy

Contact New York & Long Island Lead Poisoning Lawyers

If you or someone in your family has been exposed to toxic or poisonous lead-based products, it’s important to take legal action. An experienced lead poisoning lawyer can evaluate your case, and help you file a claim against the negligent party.  Upon successful resolution of your case, you will be awarded compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, present and future medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, and financial hardship.

At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, we have been providing New York City and Long Island residents with aggressive, reliable, and high-quality legal representation for over 35 years. We thoroughly investigate and analyze every element of your case, and consult numerous industry experts.  In addition, we always head into the courtroom with your best interest in mind, and do not resolve a case until we have reached a settlement that more than compensates for your present and future needs. Most importantly, our main focus is advocating on behalf of you and your family in the courtroom, and ensuring you walk away with the resources you not only need, but deserve!

If you require the legal services of a dependable, dedicated, and seasoned New York & Long Island lead poisoning attorney, then please do not hesitate to contact Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. to schedule a free consultation at (212) 505-9080 or 505-9080 (toll free).

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