Fighting For Victims Of Lead Paint Poisoning
Lead poisoning from household paint continues to be a significant public health problem in New York City, especially with children under the age of 6, despite improvements in recent years. Young children living in older housing are at greatest risk.
If you suspect or know your loved one has been injured by lead paint poisoning, please contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, for a free consultation: 212-571-7171.
One of our notable verdicts is a $1.24 million verdict won for a child who suffered lead paint poisoning after several years of eating paint chips in Section 8 Housing. We are thoroughly knowledgeable in this area of the law.
Millions Of Children Are Injured Every Year
Lead poisoning affects nearly 2 million children annually under age 5 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though lead-based paint has been off the market for years, more than 80 percent of homes and apartments built before 1978 contain lead paint. Children living in older homes and rental property may be exposed to chipping and peeling paint as well as lead-contaminated dust. They are attracted to the paint because it has a taste comparable to honey.
Children age 5 and under are at greatest risk. Even at low levels, according to the CDC, lead poisoning in children can cause:
- IQ deficiencies
- Reading and learning deficiencies
- Impaired hearing
- Reduced attention spans
- Other behavior problems
- Nerve damage
- Motor skill loss
- Problems in school
Landlords in New York are required by law to inform tenants of any known lead paint hazards in both apartments and the common areas (including hallways and laundry rooms) of buildings.
Talk With A Knowledgeable Advocate Today
To speak with a knowledgeable attorney, please contact Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, by phone or email for a free consultation regarding your legal needs: 212-571-7171. We help people in all five boroughs of New York City, including Staten Island, and throughout the tri-state area.
We have recovered millions for our clients — let our experience work for you.