Lead poisoning is a life-threatening condition in which the body has absorbed excessive amounts of lead. Lead may be inhaled or swallowed in contaminated food, water, and air. Lead poisoning affects people of all ages, but infants and children are especially vulnerable.
Symptoms of lead poisoning vary, but may include:
- digestive system issues
- impairments of the brain and nervous system
- developmental problems in children
The EPA reports average lead levels vary across the state of California, with San Francisco County having lead soil levels of well over twice the EPA’s limit.
If you’ve been affected by lead poisoning, you may wrestle with medical bills, income loss, the physical recovery process, insurance negotiation, pain and suffering. Our California injury lawyers can connect you with doctors regardless of your insurance. While you’re being treated, we will pursue financial compensation for you. We don’t charge legal fees unless we successfully settle or win your case. For a complimentary lead poisoning case evaluation, call Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-800-208-3538 today.
Lead Poisoning and the Law
When evaluating your lead poisoning case, our lawyers will look for duty of reasonable care, breach of duty, and causation. In essence, did someone who had responsibility for your health violate the law and cause you an injury? In cases such as lead poisoning, every detail matters. That’s why it’s important to contact our legal team as soon as possible and save all documentation.
Who is liable for lead poisoning injuries?
Many people may be liable, including:
- business owners
- public facilities such as schools
- construction companies
If you’re renting out your home or a renter, you should be aware of laws surrounding lead paint and household pipes. If the house was built before 1978, the homeowner needs to ensure that there isn’t any lead-based paint in it. Additionally, during the renovation of a pre-1978 home, steps must be taken to contain lead-bearing dust and paint fragments. In terms of plumbing, all pipes that provide water for human consumption must be lead-free.
What about product liability? According to the California Health and Safety Code, children’s toys have very strict limits on the trace amounts of lead they can contain. Shop owners need to verify that the toys they stock are compliant with that code.
Product liability may extend to other items as well. If a product contains lead, clear warnings should be placed on the label. If an employee must work with items or materials that contain lead, they must be given adequate training and safety gear.
The Johnson Attorneys Group Will Fight for You
The insurance company has an army of investigators and other ‘experts.’ These people are all fighting to protect the company’s bottom line. You deserve a skilled negotiator fighting in your corner. We will advocate for your lead poisoning case and help you get the maximum financial recovery.
The Johnson Attorneys Group has a proven track record of fighting for our clients’ rights, both through settlements and in the courtroom. We do not charge any legal fees unless we successfully settle or win your lead poisoning case. Not sure if we can help? Call us today at 1-800-208-3538 for a complimentary case evaluation.