Many houses and apartments built before 1978 contain lead-based paint and although the landlords of these units are not required to remove the lead-based paint, they are required to notify their tenants in writing about its existence.
Research indicates that lead is a latent danger to people’s health; children, for instance, may suffer from brain damage and other serious permanent illnesses.
If you believe that you or anyone in your household has been exposed to lead, call our legal office to have your case analyzed and see if a civil liability claim can be filed in order to obtain compensation for the damages that have been caused.
Castelblanco Law Group, ALPC has over 20 years of experience helping tenants with lead poisoning issues. In many cases the landlord is held accountable, but that is to be determined based on the facts and circumstances of the case.
Children are More at Risk from Lead Exposure.
One of the many peculiarities of young children is that they tend to put everything in their mouths, and in the case of lead-based paint, doing so is exceptionally dangerous. Key an eye out for any of the following symptoms:
- Hair loss
- Muscle weakness
- Stomach aches
A doctor can, through testing, detect whether a child has lead poisoning. If you suspect that your home’s paint contains lead, act immediately and call the law offices of Castelblanco Law Group, APLC today to get your case evaluated.