Dallas Lead Paint Poisoning Attorneys
Have you or someone you love been injured by lead paint poisoning? When lead levels build up in your body, lead poisoning can occur. This often happens when children are exposed to paint that contains lead. Often, lead levels build up over a long period of time and are not detected until they are very high. Even low levels of lead exposure can cause permanent brain damage in children. The symptoms of lead poisoning can mimic attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and exposure can result in lower IQ scores.
If lead poisoning has affected your life, you may not know where to turn for help. The attorneys at The Benton Law Firm are prepared to guide you through the process of obtaining compensation to help address the devastating effects of lead poisoning. We will make your case our top priority. Call us today for a confidential initial consultation at (214) 777-7777.
Do I Need a Lead Paint Poisoning Attorney?
Because of the dangers of lead paint poisoning, landlords have certain legal obligations to tenants, including disclosure of the presence of lead, and they may be held liable for lead paint injuries. Lead paint can also be present in defectively manufactured products.
A lead paint poisoning attorney is uniquely positioned to understand the details of this type of case and how to investigate the situation to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable. Because lead poisoning typically occurs over time, it can make proving an injury difficult. If you or your child have been exposed to lead, which has resulted in poisoning and injuries, you will want an experienced lead paint poisoning attorney to handle your case.
Why Choose The Benton Law Firm to Handle My Case?
When you or a family member are suffering from lead poisoning, choosing the right attorney may seem overwhelming. At The Benton Law Firm, we maintain a client-centered approach that has your best interests in mind, and we are experienced legal advocates. Jeff Benton founded The Benton Law Firm after working at a prestigious law firm and has since won hundreds of cases. He has been presented with the John Howie award by the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association for his pursuit of justice despite adversity as a trial lawyer. Jeff has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas in Brownsville. He maintains a 10/10 rating on Avvo, a superb rating. Our experienced firm is therefore well-prepared to negotiate on your behalf and go to trial if necessary.
The team at The Benton Law Firm cares about your case and strives to represent you in the most efficient and effective manner possible. You should not have to suffer through this difficult experience alone. We will assist you in seeking the compensation you deserve in your lead paint poisoning case.
Symptoms of Lead Paint Poisoning
Lead poisoning has differing symptoms and consequences in children and adults. With children, watch for the following symptoms:
- Brain damage
- Learning disabilities
- Language and speech problems
- Behavioral problems
- Reduced muscle or bone growth
- Poor muscle coordination
- Kidney damage
- Nervous system damage
- Gastrointestinal distress
- Weight loss
- Hearing loss
With adults, lead poisoning tends to manifest with the following symptoms:
- Memory or concentration problems
- Mood disorders
- High blood pressure
- Joint pain
- Fertility problems
If you notice these symptoms, you may have lead poisoning. Contact The Benton Law Firm for help right away.
Bringing a Lead Paint Poisoning Case
To bring a successful lead paint poisoning case, you will need to follow these three steps:
Determine the Source: One of the first steps in the process usually will be determining the source of lead paint poisoning. The cause of the lead paint poisoning may seem obvious, but because of the time it takes for lead to build up in the body, different sources may need to be considered. Although lead paint is no longer sold, it may still be present in homes and schools that are older. Lead poisoning could have even occurred years ago. All potential sources of poisoning need to be identified and evaluated. Having a lawyer and other experts help you with this step is essential.
Determine Extent of Injuries: Assessing the injuries that can be attributed to lead poisoning is an essential next step, since it determines what you may or may not be able to recover compensation for. Children are more likely to be affected by lead poisoning, although adults can be affected as well. It will be necessary to review all medical records for the affected individuals. Other medical conditions will need to be evaluated as well to see whether they could be the result of lead poisoning. This is a particularly important matter if a condition arose before the lead poisoning may have occurred. Experts can assist with obtaining a clearer picture as to what most likely caused the symptoms you or your child have suffered. Medical testing may be necessary to determine the effects of lead poisoning in more detail.
File a Lawsuit: Depending on the facts of your case, an attorney can assist you with filing a lawsuit. Your lawyer will be tasked with proving all of the necessary elements of your case. These include proving that the landlord or other persons involved are able to be held responsible because they had notice of the presence of the lead that poisoned you or your child. The attorney must proof that the lead specifically caused injuries in order for you to recover compensation.
For all three of these steps, having a lawyer’s help is essential.
Contact Us Today
If you or your child have been poisoned by lead paint, the compassionate premises liability attorneys from The Benton Law Firm are here to support you. You may be entitled to compensation to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
Because of the complexity of lead paint poisoning cases, a review of your particular case is necessary in order to identify all of your legal options. The attorneys at The Benton Law Firm are happy to assist you in determining a course of action that is best for your individual circumstances.
Do not hesitate to contact us today at (214) 777-7777 for a confidential initial evaluation.