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Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer: Lead Paint Poisoning

Lead-based paint was once commonly used in residences across the US due to its quick drying time and strong resistance to corrosion. Over time, however, it became increasingly clear that lead products pose a threat to consumers’ long-term health, adults and children alike. In 1978, a federal law made it illegal for lead paint to be used in any residential building. Unfortunately, this toxic substance can still be found in some older homes and buildings.

If you have suffered due to the presence of lead in your home or workplace, call Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

The Effects of Lead Poisoning

Lead does not cause symptoms immediately upon contact. Rather, it builds up in the body over time as people who live or work around lead paint continually ingest trace amounts of it. Once lead has reached a certain level in a person’s body, it can cause serious problems, including:

  • Lethargy
  • Kidney failure
  • Anemia
  • Burton’s line, a bluish tint along the gums
  • Chest pain

Long-term effects of repeated lead exposure, particularly among children, can include learning disabilities and fertility problems.

Seeking Justice

Dealing with the long-term medical and psychological effects of lead exposure can be expensive, frustrating, and time-consuming. When people discover that they or their children are living with these problems due to the negligence of a landlord or property seller, they often understandably want to see that justice is done.

Jacksonville premises liability suits can be filed against landlords renting apartments or offices painted with lead-based paint, or against people who sell homes containing this toxic substance if they fail to adequately warn buyers about the danger. Filing these suits can help victims win compensation for medical expenses, missed wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured by lead paint poisoning, contact Jacksonville lead paint injury attorney Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.








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