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What is Legionnaires’ Disease and Where Does It Come From?

HOW AND WHEN WAS LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE DISCOVERED? In July 1976, over 4,000 members of the American Legion met at a hotel in Philadelphia for the group’s annual convention. Three days after the convention ended, several of the attendees became ill. The symptoms experienced by each person were similar including shortness of breath, fever, and chest pain. Within weeks, a total of...

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Can I Get a Lead Poisoning Settlement?

Lead poisoning can cause permanent harm in young children. If you or your loved one has suffered lead poisoning in your rental home or apartment from deteriorated lead-based paint, you deserve financial compensation.  But what are your rights? What can you do to protect yourself and your family?  That’s not an easy answer but the first step to obtaining answers to...

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

Exposure to and ingestion of lead-based paint can cause severe neurological and physiological harm to young children. Unfortunately, deteriorated lead-based paint in older rental homes and apartments remains a huge problem in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland and other cities and towns in California. Deteriorated lead-based paint in homes built prior to 1978 is the primary cause of childhood...

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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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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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Are we underestimating the impact of toxic exposure?

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. During the last 30 years, scientists have been extensively studying the effects of toxins in terms of causing disease and death. What they have found may change our entire view of what is an acceptable amount of exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and pollutants. These studies have produced results that indicate...

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Are you aware of the dangers posed by lead poisoning?

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Lead is dangerous. It does not take much of it to pose a serious health hazard. An amount equal to one grain of sugar or salt can cause permanent injury. Children are especially at risk because lead harms their developing brains. Consequences to health can be severe. Lead poisoning...

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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 poisoning can have a negative impact on a child’s learning

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Children who suffer from lead poisoning often have some delayed abilities. This can present challenges for them in school. It is imperative that school districts that have children affected by lead take the initiative to ensure that these kids have the best educational opportunities available. When there is...

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