Our attorneys serve lead paint poisoning victims throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island as well as the Greater State of New York
Since 1978, paint manufacturers have been prohibited from adding lead to paint used in homes and public buildings. But the problem is far from over. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers live in apartment buildings and homes that have paint containing lead that was applied years or even decades before lead paint was banned. More than one million children across the country suffer from lead paint poisoning that can be caused when they breathe dust that contains lead or eat paint chips.
Lead can cause serious injuries in adults, but children are particularly vulnerable. Even small amounts of lead can result in hearing loss, learning disabilities, violent behavior, and in rare cases, seizures and death.
The Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm has successfully sued New York City landlords on behalf of apartment building tenants for lasting harm from lead paint exposure. Our lead paint poisoning attorneys are skilled at making the medical connection between lead paint and specific neurological damage, and we are committed to maximum compensation for medical treatment, special services, and the lifelong impact on the quality of life.
Do you suspect lead paint in your apartment? If you or your child suffers from lead poisoning, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your financial losses and pain and suffering. We handle lead paint poisoning cases in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Contact us today 212-268-3222 to discuss your claim with an experienced Manhattan lead paint poisoning attorney at our firm.
Our mission is to help injured victims of negligence obtain full compensation for their financial losses and the medical care that can make a positive difference in their lives. As your advocate, we will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
House paint manufactured before 1978 was commonly formulated with lead. As old layers of paint peel from walls and radiators, the flakes of paint may be licked, ingested, or inhaled by toddlers and children. Lead paint dust stirred up during sanding or remodeling is also toxic to adults or children in the home. Plumbing in older buildings often contains lead pipes, lead faucets or lead solder, which can leach into drinking water.
The developing brains and nervous systems of unborn children, babies, and young children are particularly susceptible to lead poisoning. The damage may manifest as learning disabilities, low IQ, behavior problems, sensory deficits, stunted growth, or kidney damage. Those children may have problems in school and limited job prospects later in life.
A property owner has a legal responsibility to maintain safe conditions on their premises and to take action to correct potential safety hazards. That applies to conditions that were put in place years ago such as the existence of lead paint.
The Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm has extensive experience and a record of success in lead poisoning litigation. Such cases can be complex and require significant investigative efforts. Together, working with neurologists, neuropsychologists, and other medical experts our lead paint lawyers link the ingestion of lead to our clients’ injuries and disabilities and document the adverse effects they will have on our clients’ lives.
The Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm is a team of highly accomplished and successful trial attorneys. Our mission is to help injured people and victims of negligence obtain full compensation for their financial losses and the medical care that can make a positive difference in their lives. As your advocate, we will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Featured Result: Recently, our law firm obtained a $500,000 settlement on behalf of a child who ingested lead paint chips and consequently suffered from learning disabilities. We demonstrated the high levels of lead in the home and worked with neurological experts and other professionals to establish the link to the child’s learning disabilities and problems at school. Seeing that we were willing to try the case, the insurance company settled the case prior to jury selection. The award was the largest settlement that the insurance company had ever paid in a lead poisoning case.
Even mild lead poisoning can have permanent effects on cognitive, neurological, and physical development. If you suspect that your child was exposed to lead paint because of a landlord’s negligence, please call Raphaelson & Levine at 212-268-3222 for a free consultation with an experienced lead paint poisoning attorney at our firm.