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Chicago Lead Poisoning Lawyers

Lead Poisoning If your child was diagnosed with lead poisoning, he or she likely has developed the condition due to environmental contaminants such as lead paint in apartments or lead-based ingredients in toys or furniture. Chicago lead poisoning attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyer know how to determine where the exposure occurred. Our legal experts can determine the causal nature of the injury with testing performed by leaders in the field of pediatric neurology

Progressive Nature of Lead Poisoning in Toddlers and Children

Lead poisoning occurs when lead levels build up in your body over an extended amount of time (months or even years). Usually, lead poisoning is not detected until lead levels are dangerously high. Low-level lead exposure (10 micrograms in a deciliter (half-cup) of blood) can cause permanent damage in children. This low-level exposure is enough to affect a child’s brain development, which can cause lasting damage. Lead levels of 25 micrograms in a deciliter of blood can cause kidney and nervous system damage.

At extremely high levels, lead exposure can cause unconsciousness, seizures, and even death.

Common Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

The following complications are associated with lead poisoning in children found in their medical records include:
  • Learning disabilities
  • Speech problems
  • Brain damage
  • Language, speech, and behavior problems
  • Decreased muscle/bone growth
  • Poor muscle coordination
  • Kidney damage
  • Nervous system damage
The United States federal government and Illinois recognized the dangers of lead poisoning in children. They passed laws that require landlords and product manufacturers to remove lead-based products from their rental units. Illinois Disease Control revealed that older homes are more likely than new houses to have lead hazards that could harm young children and vulnerable adults.

The landlord, property manager, or property owner must take specific steps when maintaining older buildings to mitigate lead paint problems to avoid poisoning. Statistics by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that there is much lead found in buildings in the poorest parts of Chicago. Any release or disintegration of old lead paint can increase the blood lead level in pregnant women, young children, and others if the particles are inhaled or ingested. A simple blood test can help identify poisoning lead hazards.

Chicago Lead Poisoning Lawsuits to Recover Compensation For A Child’s Brain Damage

Illinois law affords parents with the right to pursue a legal claim on behalf of a child who has suffered from lead poisoning due to a poorly maintained premised or a negligently designed/manufactured product. To pursue a claim, the lawsuit must be filed before the state’s statute of limitations expires. Any party who suspects that they were injured through lead poisoning can verify the damage through a blood test.

Our Chicago area law firm routinely works with lead poisoning cases and can provide immediate legal advice on how to proceed. However, time is of the essence. Injured parties may not be able to file lead poisoning cases if they wait until the statute of limitations in their claims expires.

Illinois Lead Poisoning Lawyers Looking Out for Your Child's Immediate and Future Care Needs

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC will evaluate all aspects of a child’s lead poisoning. We will fully prosecute all responsible parties to ensure that injured children recover damages for all their injuries. Our Chicago lead poisoning attorneys understand the significance of these cases.

We know that many of these children require both immediate and long-term care to help with their deficits related to the ingestion of lead.  Our law firm offers free consultations. We will not charge a fee unless there is a recovery for your child. Contact us today!

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Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
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