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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 you (or your child) has lead poisoning, ask your doctor for more information. He or she can run a blood test to determine if you’re at risk.

While it’s simple enough to diagnose lead poisoning, it’s never as easy to treat this condition. Here are a few things you need to know about treatment:

  • The first step is to remove the source of contamination. In other words, you don’t want to continue to expose yourself to the problem.
  • Chelation therapy can treat moderate to high levels of lead poisoning. With this, an oral medication is administered with the idea that it will bind to the lead and eventually makes its way out of the body during urination.
  • EDTA chelation therapy is another option. This is typically used with higher lead levels or with children who are unable to tolerate the more conventional approach. EDTA chelation therapy is given by injection.

It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to lead poisoning. This is a serious problem that can have serious consequences, such as holding a child back from developing.

Fortunately, diagnosis is easy enough and there are treatment options available. By working closely with the right medical team, you can gain a better understanding of what you should and shouldn’t be doing.

Once you learn more about your treatment options, you should make sure you avoid exposure in the future. You should also learn more about the original cause of your problem, as you may be in position to file a lawsuit against a negligent party, such as a landlord.

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Grant Riley

Grant Riley is a sophisticated, proactive, and aggressive attorney with 35 years of in-the-trenches experience litigating complex, big-money disputes. Grant is every landlord’s worst nightmare. He has prosecuted hundreds of slum housing, lead poisoning, carbon monoxide poisoning cases and other complex personal injury cases against greedy slumlords and their insurers. Grant, his partner Victoria Ersoff, and his team of lawyers at Riley | Ersoff LLP are responsible for collecting more than $100,000,000 on behalf of hundreds of low income, immigrant, inner-city tenants and others who had no other options and nowhere else to go. If you’ve been harmed, injured, abused or ignored by a landlord, a greedy corporation, or their insurance company, call us. We’ve got the smarts, the experience, and the drive to help you get exactly what you deserve – justice.

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