Champaign Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyers
Exposure to lead paint can cause serious health problems that require costly medical treatment and may disrupt your life permanently. Most often, victims of lead paint poising are children, but adults can also be affected. If you or a family member has been injured or fallen sick from lead paint poisoning, Spiros Law, P.C. may be able to help you recover financial compensation for treatment and recovery.
In 2017, the Illinois Department of Public Health identified more than 7,000 children in the state who required treatment for lead poisoning. Although the use of lead paint was banned in the United States more than 40 years ago, Illinois citizens – especially children – are still at risk of being poisoned by lead in our homes and workplaces. Contact the Champaign lead paint poisoning lawyers from Spiros Law, P.C. today at (217) 328-2828 or online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Why Do I Need a Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyer?
An attorney who is experienced in handling lead paint poisoning cases can give you the best chance of success for your claim. If your family has been affected by lead paint poisoning, the owner of the property where the exposure occurred may be held liable. In order to bring a successful premises liability claim, you will have to prove that the property owner was negligent for the injuries that occurred. Lead paint exposure cases can be very complex and proving negligence requires thorough knowledge of the applicable laws. Proving that your injuries or illness were the result of lead poisoning, and proving that a particular party caused you to become exposed to lead, is a difficult task. A lawyer with experience bringing lead poisoning lawsuits will know how to gather the necessary evidence to prove these and other parts of your claim. With a lawyer, you are likely to receive far more in compensation than you would on your own.
Why Choose Spiros Law, P.C.?
Spiros Law, P.C. is one of central Illinois’ premier personal injury firms. Our highly trained attorneys provide personal attention throughout the legal process so that you are fully supported and always understand what is going on with your case. We receive many clients on referral from other attorneys, who trust and respect our reputation. We have recovered more than $100 million for our clients in the past ten years. This record of success is proof that our methods work, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you.
What Causes Lead Poisoning?
Lead paint is the primary cause of lead poisoning in Illinois, occurring most commonly from the ingestion of paint chips or dust particles that contain lead. National regulations prohibited the use of lead in paint starting in 1978, but contaminated paint can still be found in many older buildings. An estimated 59% of Illinois housing units built before 1978 still contain some lead-based paint today, making lead poisoning an ongoing health concern. Other sources of lead include contaminated air, water, and soil.
There is no “safe” amount of lead exposure, as even the smallest amount can lead to dangerous health problems. High levels can be fatal. Lead exposure in the home or workplace can be from paint dust that becomes disturbed and airborne. Workers who handle batteries, do building renovations, or work in auto repair shops may also be frequently exposed to lead. More frequently, the method of lead exposure is from ingestion of lead-based paint chips. Children absorb lead more easily than adults because their bodies are still developing, and this increases their risk of illness due to lead exposure.
Initially, lead poisoning may be difficult to detect. Symptoms do not usually appear until dangerous amounts of lead have accumulated in the blood. Symptoms of lead poisoning can include:
- Hearing loss
- Learning difficulties
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been exposed to lead, or if lead may be the cause of any existing health problems, seek medical attention immediately.
Unfortunately, some lead poisoning can be fatal. If your loved one died as a result of exposure to lead paint, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Through this suit, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and other losses.
Call Us Today
If you or a loved one has been injured from exposure to lead paint, our experienced team of premises liability lawyers in Champaign can help. You may have the right to recover the costs of medical bills and other damages resulting from lead paint exposure. We are standing by to provide you with a totally free consultation to review your situation and available legal options. Call Spiros Law, P.C. today at (217) 328-2828.