Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest is a personal injury law firm representing victims of lead paint exposure against landlords, toy makers, and paint manufacturers. Although the use of lead-based paint in homes has been banned by the federal government for over 30 years, children still continue to be exposed to lead every day in homes, offices, and other buildings constructed before 1978. In 1978, the government banned the use of lead in new paint sold after that year. However, many apartments, houses, and office buildings still contain lead-based paint. In addition, although lead-based paint is not currently used in products manufactured in the U.S., a recent wave of product recalls involved high levels of lead paint found in children's toys and other products imported from foreign countries.
Children are especially vulnerable to lead exposure through paint chips or paint dust because their bodies are still developing. Even low levels of exposure to lead in children can lead to serious behavioral and learning problems. Sometimes, the symptoms of lead exposure may not be discovered until years after the child was exposed. In these cases, it is essential that you call an experienced lead paint attorney to discuss your case. Symptoms of lead poisoning include:
If you believe your child has suffered lead poisoning, seek medical testing immediately. Children exposed to lead paint may require special education, occupational therapy, and medical monitoring for the rest of their lives. At Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest, our New Orleans personal injury attorneys help families of children exposed to lead seek monetary compensation to cover these and other unforeseen costs of exposure to lead. If you believe your child has been exposed to lead paint, contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately to discuss your legal options. Lead paint exposure cases can be extremely complex, and proving the source of the exposure requires thorough knowledge of the applicable laws. Call (504) 200-0000 today to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case or fill out our free case review form.
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The New Orleans personal injury attorneys at Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest handle all types of accident cases, including auto accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, complex business litigation, class action wrongful death, defective products, medical malpractice, bus accidents, insurance bad faith claims, maritime injuries, drunk drivers, 18 wheeler injuries, tire defects cases throughout Louisiana. If you have been injured in an accident in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Slidell, Orlean Parish, Jefferson Parish or Saint Tammany Parish, call our experienced New Orleans injury lawyers at (504) 200-0000 or toll-free at (800) 462-9718 or fill out our free case review form.