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Lead Paint Injury

For many years, a wide variety of products were made with lead paint – even toys, cribs, and other products for children. The metal was added to paint in order to help it dry more quickly and last for a longer period. However, the dangers of lead exposure greatly outweigh these benefits. In 1978, the U.S. government finally responded to a growing body of evidence by banning the domestic use of lead paint.

Unfortunately, there are still a variety of older products containing lead paint in households across the nation. In addition, lax manufacturing standards sometimes allow lead paint to be used on new products, especially those imported from outside the country. If your child has been harmed by exposure to lead paint, call Jacksonville lead paint injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

The Effects of Lead Paint Poisoning

Lead is a dangerous substance because it is slow to filter out of the body, which means it can build up to harmful levels over time. Children under the age of six are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning due to their smaller size and their tendency to explore with their hands and mouths. Over time, lead paint exposure can lead to medical problems like:

  • Damage to major organs, particularly the kidneys
  • Cognitive impairment and memory loss
  • Psychological disorders, including ADHD and learning disabilities
  • Partial or severe hearing loss
  • Stunted growth
  • Delirium, hallucinations, and/or seizures

Problems caused by lead paint poisoning can be difficult to treat and may even be permanent. These medical conditions can cost families a great deal in medical bills, missed work, and pain and suffering. Our Jacksonville lead paint exposure attorneys work hard to help families receive the compensation they need for such losses.

Contact Us

Severe childhood injuries can be devastating for victims and their parents. To discuss your legal rights with an experienced Jacksonville lead paint injury lawyer, contact Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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