Can I bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for my child who has lead poisoning?
On occasion, the source of lead contamination is an object that is brought into the home, such as a toy, piece of jewelry or materials used for arts and crafts. Federal law prohibits the use of lead in many of these products, but imported materials still contain significant amounts of lead. It may be possible to file a lawsuit against a product manufacturer if it is determined that your child’s injuries were related to the company’s product.
In the case of lead poisoning related to ingestion of paint used in a home or apartment, a lawsuit may be pursued against the landlord or management company for their negligent maintenance of the premises. Further, in some municipalities, there are laws in place which may be used to strengthen a case as code violation.