Champaign Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyers
Lead is a toxic heavy metal that was used extensively in the production of paint in the past. Although it can improve the durability and freshness of paint, exposure to lead over time can cause permanent neurological damage. By the time symptoms of lead poisoning become noticeable, the damage may already be extensive. Even worse, the risks are especially great for children and their growing bodies.
If you or your child has been harmed by the effects of lead poisoning, and someone’s negligence led to your exposure to lead-based paint, you are entitled to seek compensation for your medical bills and suffering. Contact Champaign lead paint poisoning lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (217) 328-2828 to discuss your case with a lawyer.
Causes of Lead Paint Poisoning
The most common cause of lead poisoning among children is exposure to lead paint. As the paint ages and begins to flake away, children who do not know better may be tempted to eat the flakes. Since any exposure to lead is toxic, and since heavy metals like lead never leave the body, the effects tend to accumulate over time. Sources of lead paint can include:
- Buildings that were last painted before restrictions on lead paint were put in place
- Goods, even including toys, produced in countries where lead paint is still permitted
- Older school buses painted with the pigment chrome yellow
- Older oil paintings
Due to the number of uses for paint of various kinds, these are only a few of the circumstances where lead paint may occur. People whose property contains lead paint are expected to notify anyone nearby and take whatever steps necessary to prevent harm. If your child has been harmed by a property owner’s failures to take such steps, our Champaign lead paint exposure attorneys may be able to help.
By working with the experienced Champaign lead paint poisoning lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. you can seek compensation for your medical bills, losses, and suffering. To learn more, contact us by calling (217) 328-2828.