Lead paint poisoning occurs when the body is exposed to consistent levels of lead-based paint, a highly toxic substance that can cause lifelong injuries. Although lead paint was made illegal in 1978, many older homes and residences throughout Baltimore still contain the harmful substance. Learn more about lead paint poisoning in Baltimore and call the Law Offices of Cardaro and Peek today to discuss your case.
Lead Paint Poisoning
Before it was banned, lead-based paint was used by paint manufacturers and contractors throughout the country. It isn’t uncommon for row-homes, apartments, and other residences throughout Baltimore to still contain trace amounts of lead-based paint. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are at least four million households that are still exposed to high levels of lead.
Common injuries associated with lead paint poisoning include but are not limited to cognitive damage, memory lapse, organ failure, hearing loss, muscle pain, recurring headaches, high blood pressure, coma, and lower sperm count.
Children and pregnant women are at higher risk of experiencing severe injury. Pregnant women who are exposed to lead-based paint are particularly susceptible to miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth. If you believe that you were exposed to lead paint during your pregnancy, you should look for the following signs of lead poisoning in your child:
- Low birth weight
- Mental illness
- Developmental delays
- Violent behavior
If you have been injured as a result of lead paint poisoning, it’s important to reach out to a Maryland attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation that could cover costly medical expenses, including future treatments and more. Call the attorneys at Cardaro and Peek to discuss your options today.
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