Baltimore lead poisoning lawyer | Lead paint poisoning and lead exposure Maryland injury lawyer
Lead paint exposure and poisoning can have a prolonged or permanent negative impact, including brain injuries, stunted growth, learning disabilities, and other problems. Many residents of Baltimore have tragically been injured by exposure to lead paint, which is present in thousands of homes.
Problems and injuries that have been associated with lead paint exposure include:
- School performance problems
- Behavioral issues
- IQ loss
- Stunted growth
- Severe nervous system damage
- Seizures or convulsions
- Brain damage or mental retardation
The experienced injury lawyers of The Cochran Firm are offering a free consultation to Baltimore area residents who suffered injuries associated with lead paint exposure and poisoning. If you or someone you love was injured by exposure to lead paint, please contact The Cochran Firm. Because deadlines apply to filing a lead paint claim for compensation, we recommend getting in touch as soon as possible.
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What is lead paint?
Lead is a naturally-occurring soft metal. Prior to being banned in the 1970s, lead was often used in paint. Many older Baltimore homes and buildings contain lead-based paint. When the paint ages and chips, it can be breathed in, which results in a hazardous exposure. When these old houses are renovated and the walls are sanded or otherwise altered, there is also a risk of lead paint poisoning.
Tragically, lead paint poisoning often impacts children, who may pick at or play with chipping lead paint. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are at least 4 million households with children that are being exposed to high levels of lead. The CDC recommends talking with your child’s healthcare provider about obtaining a blood lead test, especially if you live in a home built prior to 1978. The CDC also recommends discarding recalled toys and toy jewelry and employing best practices when renovating your home.
How does someone get lead poisoning?
Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, usually occurring over a period of months. Anywhere from small to large amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. The main source of lead poisoning comes from lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in old or poorly maintained homes and buildings. Additionally, adults who do home renovations or work in auto repair shops also may be exposed to lead. Children under the age of 6 are particularly susceptible to contracting lead poisoning, which can severely affect their mental and physical development due to the high toxicity of lead to the brain.
How can a lawyer help me with a Lead Poisoning Lawsuit?
Lead poisoning can have devastating consequences for those who are exposed. If you, your child, or a loved one suffered a serious injury or death related to lead poisoning, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for this injury through a lawsuit or personal injury claim. The experienced attorneys with The Cochran Firm can help victims of lead poisoning and their families obtain financial settlements for their injuries. An experienced, competent attorney will take important steps to prosecute your claim. Our attorneys will gather your medical records and assess your medical bills, pain and suffering, and your needs for long term medical care.
Where is lead paint found?
Lead paint may be found in many locations, but the most common places include:
- Homes built before 1978
- Water pipes may contain lead
- Some toys and toy jewelry
- Imported candy
- Stain glass work
Lead Poisoning Settlements and Lawsuits
If you, a friend or family member have been diagnosed with lead poisoning, we can protect your rights and pursue the compensation your family is entitled to. Once our lawyers have examined the injury and proven liability, we may be able to secure a settlement for you and avoid a trial. The attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. are skilled negotiators and will work to make sure an advantageous settlement is reached for your injuries. We have a strong record of securing favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients.
If we are unable to seek adequate compensation in the settlement process, our attorneys may need to take the legal process further, and try the case before a judge or jury. Our attorneys are experienced litigators with extensive trial experience. Unlike other law firms that only advertise and sign up clients with the goal of referring cases, The Cochran Firm, D.C. is fully prepared and willing to take your case to trial.
Contact a Baltimore lead poisoning lawyer
The Cochran Firm, D.C. can help victims of lead poisoning recover hospital bills, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. For a free, prompt, and confidential case review, call us locally at 202-682-5800 or at 1-800-THE-FIRM (8433476) to reach us 24 hours a day. You may also fill out a contact form here on our website.
We represent our clients on a contingency basis so there are no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. There are strict deadlines when filing a lead poisoning lawsuit so please contact us at your earliest convenience to protect and preserve your rights.