The symptoms of lead poisoning include irritability, reduced appetite, sudden weight loss, unexplained fatigue, stomach cramps and abdominal pain, constipation, hearing loss, developmental delay and learning difficulties. If you have any reason at all to suspect your child has been exposed to lead, you can visit your doctor and request a blood lead level test to determine the level of your child's exposure. The result of this test will reveal whether you need to take steps to locate lead sources and eliminate potential hazards.
For additional information see the following pages:
- How can I tell if my child is at risk for lead poisoning?
- How can I protect my family from lead exposure?
- Who can be held responsible for my child's elevated blood-lead levels?
- Can I bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for my child who has lead poisoning?
- 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?