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Can I Sue My Landlord if My Child Has Lead Poisoning?

Can I sue my landlord if my child has lead poisoning? This question arises when lead poisoning in children causes severe health issues. Lead poisoning in children can cause mental health and physical harm leading to long-term problems. If your landlord has not provided proper documentation regarding lead in your home, then you may be entitled to sue your...

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Riley | Ersoff LLP Celebrate International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2021

International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 24-30, 2021.  The goal of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is to focus attention on the negative health impacts of lead exposure, highlight efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning, and accelerate efforts to phase out the use of lead in paint in countries that still allow lead-based paint.  Even though there is...

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Lead Poisoning and ADHD – Has My Landlord Destroyed My Child’s Future?

Lead is a dangerous neurotoxin that can cause young children serious long-term health problems.  Numerous studies have demonstrated a clear causal relationship between childhood lead poisoning and severe neurological, cognitive, behavioral and physiological deficits in children.  Deteriorated lead-based paint on pre-1978 rental properties is the number one cause of lead poisoning.  Landlords and owners of rental homes must know...

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How Can I Tell If My Home Has Lead-Based Paint?

You’ve just rented an apartment or house and, like anyone else, you’re excited to move in and make that house a home. There’s so much to figure out when deciding on a place to live that it’s easy to overlook certain things on your checklist. Have you forgotten to check for lead-based paint?  Please don’t because deteriorated lead-based paint...

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What Are The Early Signs of Lead Poisoning?

Approximately 24 million homes in the United States contain dangerous and highly toxic deteriorated lead-based paint. More than 500,000 children 1 to 5 years in age have elevated blood levels. Blood levels as low as 5 mcg/dL are sufficient to cause permanent cognitive, neurological, emotional, and behavioral problems in young children. Toddlers 1 to 3 years old are particularly at...

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Why did people ever make lead-based paint?

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Monday, August 19, 2019. Lead-based paint is a serious health hazard. It’s especially dangerous for children. When they breathe in the dust or even put paint chips directly into their mouths, they can suffer from learning disabilities, IQ issues, mood swings, aggression issues and much more. Lead can stunt their development. While...

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Lead exposure can cause intellectual disabilities

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Children who were exposed to lead may suffer from intellectual disabilities, affecting their entire future. The disabilities will not go away as they age. Instead, they will have to learn how to compensate for them. It is possible for children with intellectual disabilities to learn new skills, but doing...

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Lead Poisoning and Pregnancy – The Impacts and Risks

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Most families understand the risks lead poisoning has on their children – often leading to significant brain and nervous system damage. However, lead poisoning can impact your unborn child if the mother is exposed to lead during pregnancy. If a pregnant woman ingests lead through breathing or swallowing,...

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How lead poisoning can affect your child

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Lead poisoning is the most studied environmental health threat in history. Elevated blood lead levels in children can cause permanent neurological, physiological and physiological harm in your child including loss of IQ, ADHD, aggression, juvenile delinquency, loss of executive function (the ability to multi-task), language delay, delayed puberty and delayed...

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Lead poisoning: Diagnosis and treatment

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Lead poisoning is a serious health concern that requires immediate medical attention. Although it’s best to avoid this altogether, if you or your loved one is dealing with lead poisoning it’s good to know that there are treatment options to consider. If you have any reason to believe that...

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