Lead poisoning is a medical condition that ensues when an individual absorbs too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as food, water, dust, or paint. Increased levels of lead in the body can damage almost every single system and organ in the body, and can cause serious health problems, particularly in children. Although the law presently limits the use of lead, this heavy yet soft material is still found in older buildings and houses, toys, pottery, and even dishes.
Lead can cause severe physical and mental injuries, and can even result in paralysis, seizures, and even death if absorbed at very high levels. Lead can also obstruct a child’s developing nervous system, and may cause behavioral and learning disorders.
Lead poisoning often has vague symptoms that usually go unrecognized. However, an individual experiencing loss of appetite, headaches, fatigue, hyperactivity, memory problems, aggressiveness, irritability, muscle weakness or neurological problems should seek medical attention immediately.
At The Grossman Law Firm, we pursue New Jersey personal injury claims that involve lead poisoning. Our attorneys understand the damaging effects that lead poisoning can have on individuals and their families, and we will do whatever possible to obtain maximum monetary compensation to aid in the recovery process.
Lead poisoning can seriously affect an individual’s ability to function, learn, and work normally. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with lead poisoning, take the necessary steps to protect your rights and contact The Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 943-0383. Our fees are based on a percentage of the recovery from settlement or verdict of the case and initial consultations are always free.