Lead Paint/Lead Poisoning

Back in the 1950’s and all through the 1970’s all paint was manufactured with high levels of lead as this made the paint last longer. Unfortunately, at the time we did not know that lead paint could ultimately cause children and adults serious short and long-term illnesses. To the “average eye” one cannot decipher the different between lead paint and non-lead paint. Only by chemical testing can we determine whether the paint contains lead. For this reason, many innocent victims of all ages can be unknowingly exposed to the harmful effects of lead paint.

Lead is not only found in paint, but can be detected in the water we drink, in pesticides used by farmers, and even in the dust found in older homes and offices. Due to the wide range of locations and the difficulty in detecting it without scientific testing, anyone can become susceptible to lead poisoning. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 250,000 children in the United States, ages 1 to 5 have above average lead levels in their blood.

Adults who work with paint, automobile mechanics, plumbers and those that work in construction have an increased chance of being exposed to lead poisoning. In 2007 the Adult Blood Lead Epidemiological and Surveillance research showed that 9,800 adults were reported to have high blood lead levels; of these cases, 95 percent were contracted at work. If someone has been exposed to high levels of lead over a period of time it is very likely they will experience many of the following symptoms:

  • Stunted growth
  • Chronic headaches
  • Stomach disorders/diarrhea
  • Brain damage
  • Internal organ problems (including reproductive organs)

With children lead poisoning continues to be a major health hazard in the United States. It is particularly more harmful with babies and younger kids as they often put their hands in their mouth; they also put objects that may have lead dust on it in their mouth. It is also a fact that children growing bodies absorb more lead. If not detected at the early stages, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning disabilities
  • Impaired growth
  • Hearing disorder and headaches

If you or someone you know think they have unknowingly been exposed to lead or any of its by-products and have become sick you are entitled to seek compensation for the damages caused from the parties at fault.

Manufacturers of products containing lead, business owners’ even landlords are just some of the institutions and individuals that can be held liable. You should discuss with your physician if you or someone you love suspect that you may have higher than usual levels of lead in your system. If testing indicates there is, it is imperative to contact a lead paint and lead poisoning attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., to get professional legal advice. Our attorneys’ have years of experience in this type of litigation and we are committed to helping you get justice and recover the compensatory damages you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone poor maintenance and negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:
  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering

With the help of a dedicated New York Product Liability Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq, we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers’ work on a contingency basis, so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the LAw Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.


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