Lawrence NJ Lead Poisoning Lawyers
Serving Victims of Lead Poisoning in Mercer County and New Jersey
It is a well-established fact that exposure to lead can cause severe health problems for humans, impacting the brain, reproductive system, and a myriad of other organs. As a result, the United States has outlawed the use of lead in products such as paint, pipes, and other building materials, enforcing strict regulations with regard to lead. Not only are there federal regulations to prevent lead exposure, but there are also state regulations meant to limit lead in commercial and residential environments.
For example, New Jersey law requires landlords to inform tenants of the presence of lead in their residences, in addition to undergoing inspections and taking necessary actions to remove lead from their properties if it is discovered in paint or other materials. Unfortunately, many builders and property owners refuse to abide by these regulations, leading to devastating consequences for those exposed to lead. In fact, according to research publicized by the New Jersey Public Advocate’s Office, New Jersey has one of the highest lead poisoning rates in the Northeast region. If you or someone you love is a victim of lead poisoning, you are entitled to file a premises liability lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, costs of relocation, loss of income, and other financial burdens incurred as a result of your exposure to lead. By enlisting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, you can feel at ease knowing that a seasoned legal professional is pursuing every available avenue to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
The personal injury lawyers at Cohen & Riechelson employ all of the resources at their disposal in order to provide the best representation for their clients. When presented with a case, they will accumulate and organize all of the available evidence to support your claim, including a medical assessment of your injuries and necessary treatment, an analysis of the circumstances that preceded the event, and photographs documenting the site of the incident. Compiling and constructing a compelling argument on your behalf is our priority as we work toward obtaining just compensation for you or your loved one. To discuss your injury case with a member of our legal team free of charge, contact our Hamilton and Pennington, New Jersey offices at (609) 528-2596.
Causes of Lead Poisoning in New Jersey
Lead poisoning lawsuits fall under the general category of premises liability, as they involve medical issues caused by unsafe conditions on a business or person’s property. Unsafe amounts of lead can be found in a variety of products and materials in a number of different environments, some of which include:
- Paint, including flakes, dust, or fumes produced as a result of improper lead paint removal
- Older pipes
- Consumer products, including older products and defective newer products
- Soil deposits, resulting from a gasoline tank
- Mines, refineries, and related industries, as well as their surrounding environments
Victims of Lead Poisoning in New Jersey
One devastating reality associated with lead poisoning involves the most common victims: young children. Many older homes in the United States, particularly those built or painted prior to 1978, continue to have lead paint on their surfaces. Lead paint tends to produce flakes and dust that are easily ingested. Combined with the palatable taste of this residue, this produces a frequent phenomenon wherein children eat lead paint and unknowingly suffer tragic consequences. For instance, lead exposure can result in brain damage, behavioral issues, learning disabilities, stunted growth, organ damage, and in the most extreme cases, death. In addition, adults exposed to lead can experience reproductive issues, joint pain, difficulties with memory, and cardiovascular problems. Overall, the victims of lead poisoning can be negatively affected for the rest of their lives due to the negligence of those who should have ensured their safety. It is our responsibility to hold these individuals accountable.
Contact Our Mercer County NJ Personal Injury Attorneys to Discuss Your Lead Poisoning Case
A seasoned personal injury attorney will evaluate every facet of your lead poisoning case in order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. For a free consultation with a member of our talented personal injury team, contact the law offices of Cohen & Riechelson at (609) 528-2596.