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 by the injured 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 a code violation.
For additional information see the following pages:
- How can I tell if my child is at risk for lead poisoning?
- How can I tell if my child is impacted by lead poisoning?
- How can I protect my family from lead exposure?
- Who can be held responsible for my child's elevated blood-lead levels?
- What are the chances of winning a lead contamination lawsuit?
- How long does it take to get compensation for a lead poisoning case?
- Is there a cost to pursue a lead poisoning case for my child?