Lead Poisoning

Lead Poisoning

The Sanders Firm’s New York product liability lawyers have successfully secured damages for all injuries and losses sustained due to lead poisoning, helping victims recover just compensation for the pain and suffering incurred.

Our legal team specializes in lead poison cases in the greater NY metro area, and can answer your questions and explain your legal rights. According the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, lead paint and lead-contaminated dust in older buildings are the most common causes of lead poisoning in young children, leaving them at risk for cognitive impairment, stunted growth and permanent brain damage.

If a child in your family has been affected, our attorneys will fight for justice and fair compensation through filing a lead poisoning lawsuit, ensuring all responsible parties are held accountable.

NY product liability attorneys can help

Negligent landlords may try and evade liability for their actions and omissions by denying their knowledge that children inhabited the apartment or that toxic lead paint was still a problem in the building. The NYC Health Code requires specific abatement methods and procedures for addressing lead paint violations in housing where a lead poisoned child lives or visits frequently. Landlords must fix any conditions that may cause lead-based paint to peel, blister, crack or flake off.

If you suspect that your child or someone in your family is suffering from lead poisoning, call The Sanders Firm today. Our New York product liability and personal injury firm has convenient offices in Manhattan, the outer boroughs and Long Island.

Call 1-800-FAIR PLAY to set up a free legal consultation. The damages recovered from a lead poisoning lawsuit in New York can help offset damages incurred from medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity and pain and suffering.

Signs and effects of lead poisoning

Typically, there are no signs of lead poisoning, or they may be mistaken for symptoms of the flu or other illnesses. If there are symptoms, they may include stomachache, cramps, irritability, fatigue, frequent vomiting, constipation, headache, sleep disorders, and poor appetite.

Studies have shown that lower levels of lead may damage the nervous system including the brain, interfere with growth, harm hearing, lower IQ scores and hamper learning abilities. Low level lead poisoning may also cause behavioral problems. For example, a child with lead poisoning may be easily excited and unable to concentrate. At high levels, lead exposure may cause coma, seizures and possibly death.

Due to the high risk factors for lead poisoning in many of New York’s older properties, it is vital that you understand the early warning signs indicating that your child may have been exposed. A blood test is the only accurate means to determine whether lead levels are abnormally high. The CDC suggests lead testing for children aged 3-6 who live in a home built before 1950, or a house constructed before 1978 that was recently remodeled.

If your child has been exposed to lead paint, your next step is to retain an attorney at The Sanders Firm who will carefully investigate the circumstances of your claim, collect evidence, and consult with in-house medical experts to prove your case.

Lead poisoning prevention in New York

Protect your child with regular screening. Screening and early detection of lead poisoning will avoid damage from long- term exposure. The lower the lead level, the easier the treatment. Screening locations may include health clinics, family physicians or pediatricians and the Public Health Department. Screening may also be available at WIC offices, Headstart Schools and child care centers.

High risk children who live or play in older housing, have brothers, sisters or playmates with high levels or whose homes are undergoing renovation should be screened starting at six months of age and should have follow up screening as well.

At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition

Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The Sanders Law Firm is a New York personal injury practice with offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.