Lead poisoning is a serious environmental hazard, especially in residential urban areas such as New York City. Many older buildings were painted with lead-based paints. As a result, as the building aged, cracked and peeling paint became a widespread hazard.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lead in paint is the most common source of lead poisoning for children. Children (especially under the age of 7) are at an increased risk of developing learning disabilities associated with lead poisoning. Even low levels of lead can block an infant’s mental development. If not detected early children who ingest lead can suffer from:
- Behavior and learning problems (such as hyperactivity)
- Slowed growth
- Damage to the brain and nervous system
- Hearing problems
Lead is also harmful to adults. Adults can suffer from:
- Difficulties during pregnancy
- Reproductive problems (in both men and women)
- High blood pressure
- Digestive problems
- Nerve disorders
- Memory and concentration problems
- Muscle and joint pain
Why Choose Sinel Law?
Sinel & Associates, PLLC successfully handles a lead poisoning cases against negligent property owners of older buildings, property management companies and the City of New York. We review every page of every medical report and our reputable team of medical specialists, experts, and nurses will come to Court to testify on your behalf. This dedication and diligence allows us to to achieve superior results for many of our clients.
Call Sinel Law at 212.465.1000 to receive a free consultation about the claims that you may have after suffering from lead poisoning. We will fight to bring you justice.