Lead Paint Poisoning Attorneys in Baltimore
Trusted Advocates for Those Harmed by Lead Exposure
Lead poisoning continues to be a significant problem in our area, especially among children. Baltimore is ranked among the highest in the nation for lead poisoning and all of Baltimore City, as well as many Eastern Shore and Western Counties, are classified as “at risk” areas. If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of lead exposure, get in touch with Brown & Barron, LLC. Our law firm is one of the premier advocates of those suffering from lead paint poisoning in Baltimore, MD and the surrounding areas. We can represent victims of lead paint exposure as well as other environmental torts.
If you are exhibiting symptoms of lead paint poisoning, call Brown & Barron, LLC at (410) 698-1717.
The Health Effects of Lead Exposure
Lead is a highly toxic substance and very little is needed to cause poisoning in a child. Kids ingest lead dust when they have normal hand-to-mouth activity (putting fingers or non-food items in their mouths) or when they breathe in lead dust in their home. While lead can be dangerous to adults, kids and pregnant women are most at risk.
Lead poisoning can cause adverse health issues in children, such as:
- Learning disabilities
- School failure
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Violent behavior
- Loss of motor control
- Loss of hearing
- Mental retardation
Children who are exposed to lead are likely to have earnings over their lifetimes that are less than what they would have earned without the lead exposure.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries Caused by Lead Paint
The Baltimore City Housing Code requires landlords and property managers to keep their rental properties free from chipping, peeling and flaking paint. In addition, Maryland’s Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act regulates rental properties to reduce the possibility lead poisoning in children. Under the Act, owners of affected properties must register the property and renew the registration every year. The owner must have the property inspected by an accredited contractor every time occupancy of the property changes and must submit results of lab analysis and testing to the state.
Moreover, contractors performing renovation of old homes are required to meet standards so as not to expose children to lead-based paint or lead dust as a result of their work.
Kids poisoned by lead have recourse under the law for harm caused by lead paint poisoning. Our Baltimore lead paint poisoning attorneys understand the requirements of the law and will fight for the rights of children harmed by lead exposure.
If you suspect that you or your loved one was harmed by lead paint, get in touch with our firm today for a free consultation.
Contact Brown & Barron, LLC today at (410) 698-1717 to speak with am experienced Baltimore personal injury attorney.