Champaign Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyer
Lead poisoning is a serious concern for adults and children alike, and the colorful nature of many lead compounds makes them seemingly ideal components for paints and pigments for toys and children’s products. The dangers of lead-based paints have been exposed and publicized over the years, and a dramatic decrease in the problems associated with lead paint has resulted.
Unfortunately, even in modern manufacturing paint is sometimes contaminated with lead due to mistakes and negligence. Prolonged or excessive exposure to lead contamination can lead to serious long-term problems such as learning disabilities and behavioral problems, which in turn require significant medical and therapeutic expenses. If your child is suffering from lead poisoning due to a contaminated toy or product, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and other damages. The Champaign lead paint poisoning attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. can help you determine your rights.
Symptoms of Lead Poisoning in Children
There are a number of reasons why children are particularly susceptible to lead poisoning. Young children explore the world around them, and one of the primary means of investigation is to place an object in the mouth. As the ingestion of lead paint chips is likely to result in lead poisoning, this clearly presents a significant danger. The following are some of the symptoms of lead poisoning in children, and parents should remain alert for these signs as prompt medical intervention may be necessary:
- Loss of appetite
- Kidney failure
- Chronic abdominal pain
- Excessive irritability
- Unexplained weight loss
A toy or product contaminated with lead paint can cause these symptoms to develop and the makers of tainted products should be held accountable for the harm that has befallen your child.
If your child has been exposed to lead paint due to the negligence of a toy or children’s product manufacturer, contact the Champaign lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling 217-328-2828 today.