Wisconsin Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyers
Sometimes, it takes researchers years to learn that a product is bad for you. Sadly, this is true of lead, which was once commonly added to paint to hasten drying and resist corrosion. Now, though, we know that lead can cause serious health issues. When lead paint begins to chip, it can be ingested or even inhaled, resulting in severe physical problems for you and those you love.
Property owners are responsible for checking their buildings to make sure that lead paint is no longer present. If a premises owner has failed to inspect and replace any lead paint, causing you health problems, you should not let this disregard for your safety go unpunished. To contact a Wisconsin lead paint poisoning lawyer, call the trusted firm Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
How Lead Affects Your Body
Lead is harmful regardless of your age, but it is particularly dangerous for young children who are still developing. As lead paint ages, it can break down into tiny chips or even dust. These toxic lead particles can be absorbed through your stomach or lungs.
From there, your body treats lead like calcium. It can get stored in your bones, or even your nerves and muscles. For children, lead is stored in the brain, where it can interfere with the formation of connections that are important for learning and development.
Signs of Lead Poisoning
It can take awhile for lead poisoning to become apparent. However, signs that lead is building up in your blood include:
- Abdominal pain
- Changes in mood
- Learning difficulties (in children)
- Memory loss (in adults)
Long term effects of lead poisoning can be especially dangerous and include damage to organs such as the kidneys and reproductive organs, as well as nerve damage.
A building should serve as a source of shelter, not of toxic substances that can leave you with permanent damage to your organs and brain. If you have suffered from lead paint poisoning, you can hold the property owner responsible for this negligence under premises liability law. Our experienced Wisconsin lead paint poisoning attorneys can explain how.
By fighting for the financial compensation that you deserve, you can encourage premises owners to be safer in the future. To learn more about your legal options, contact a Wisconsin lead paint poisoning attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.