Atlanta Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyer
Were you or a loved one harmed in a lead paint accident in Atlanta, GA? An Atlanta lead paint poisoning lawyer at Hasner Law PC can help protect your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Our lawyers have over 80 years of collective experience. We’ve recovered millions of dollars on behalf of accident victims over the years.
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How Hasner Law PC Can Help With a Lead Paint Poisoning Claim in Atlanta
Lead paint has been banned in the U.S. for decades. Still, lead paint poisoning continues to be a problem. That doesn’t mean that it’ll be easy to recover fair compensation if you were a victim of lead paint poisoning.
Landlords and property owners will go to great lengths to avoid taking responsibility. They might claim that you were exposed somewhere else – or that your injuries were caused by something else. Our Atlanta lead paint poisoning lawyers at Hasner Law PC can help you fight back.
When you hire our legal team to protect you, you’ll benefit from a lawyer who will:
- Investigate to identify the link between the lead paint exposure and the harm you’ve suffered
- Gather the evidence to establish liability
- Assess the fair value of your personal injury case
- Hire experts and specialists as needed
- Negotiate to recover the maximum financial compensation you deserve
Our Atlanta premises liability attorneys have earned a Superb rating on Avvo and have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. We’re ready to put our experience to work for you, so call today for a free initial consultation.
How Common is Lead Paint Poisoning?
According to the CDC, approximately 29 million homes across the U.S. contain lead-based paint hazards. About 3.9 million of those homes have at least one child.
Studies show that as many as 500,000 children under the age of six have dangerous blood lead levels. Annually, lead-based cognitive impairments cost an estimated $50.9 billion in lost productivity in the U.S. each year.
In a single year, U.S. poison control centers received 2,241 calls about possible lead poisoning cases. About 1,558 Americans visit the emergency room because of lead paint poisoning each year.
Overview of Lead Paint Poisoning
Lead is a naturally occurring element. However, even a small amount of lead exposure can be toxic to humans. For years, lead was used as an element in paint in the United States. While the government banned consumer use of lead paint in 1978, lead paint remains a hidden danger in many Atlanta-area apartments and homes.
Humans ingest lead when chips and dust flake off from the paint. Unfortunately, there is no safe level of lead exposure for humans. Children are particularly at risk because they’re much more likely to put their hands in their mouths after touching lead particles.
We’ll Fight to Recover Fair Compensation for All of Your Lead Paint Poisoning Injuries
The effects of lead paint exposure can be serious. The risk of health problems is especially high for young children, pregnant women, and older adults.
Young children are at risk of:
- Hearing problems
- Delayed growth
- Lower IQ
- Learning and behavioral problems
- Brain damage
- Problems with the central nervous system
- Convulsions and seizures
Lead can also cause serious problems in pregnant women. Lead builds up in the body over time. Even years later, lead may be released from the bones during pregnancy. The lead is passed through the mother’s body to the fetus during pregnancy or to the baby during breastfeeding.
In pregnant women, fetuses, and infants, lead exposure can cause:
- Premature birth
- A baby that is born too small
- Injury to the baby’s brain, kidneys, and nervous system
- Learning and behavioral problems in the child
- An increased risk of miscarriage
In older adults, lead exposure can cause:
- Cardiovascular problems
- High blood pressure
- An increased risk of hypertension
- Decreased kidney function
- Reproductive problems in both women and men
- Problems with memory and concentration
Prolonged exposure to lead paint can even lead to wrongful death. If you or a loved one were harmed because of lead paint exposure, don’t hesitate to take legal action. Call our Atlanta lead paint poisoning attorneys at Hasner Law PC – or fill out our contact form – for a free case review and get the legal advice you deserve today.
How Do I Prove Liability if I Was Exposed to Lead Paint in Atlanta?
Establishing liability for lead paint poisoning can be a challenge. Landlords and home sellers are legally required to provide notice about the presence of lead paint to tenants and prospective home buyers. That notice should include the federal Disclosure and Information of Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards.
Before you enter a lease or contract for a home sale, you’re entitled to disclosure of:
- The location of the lead paint or lead-based hazards
- The condition of the painted surfaces
- Any records or reports about the lead-based paint or hazard that are available to the lessor or seller
The lessor or seller must include an attachment to the lease or sale contract that includes the standard lead warning statement and confirms that the landlord or seller has complied with all disclosure obligations. You’re also entitled to receive an EPA-approved warning pamphlet about lead-based hazards.
You might be entitled to seek compensation under Georgia premises liability laws if you were hurt because you didn’t receive an adequate warning about the possibility of lead contamination.
Contact an Atlanta Premises Liability Attorney for a Free Consultation Today
Recovering compensation after lead paint poisoning can be an uphill battle. Our legal team at Hasner Law PC has the experience you need in your corner. Call our law firm today to learn more about creating an attorney-client relationship with an Atlanta lead paint poisoning lawyer.