Birmingham Lead Paint Poisoning Attorneys
After being used in countless construction projects and homes, in the late 1970’s, lead-based paints were banned by the federal government because of the dangers that lead posed to humans. Although use of lead paint in new buildings has ceased, buildings built before 1978 may still have this dangerous material hiding on their walls or even in their plumbing.
If you have suffered lead paint poisoning and your landlord or another party failed to warn you of the presence of this dangerous substance, you may be able to hold the party responsible for your suffering legally accountable. To learn more about what you can do in this situation, contact the Birmingham lead paint poisoning lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., by calling 205-414-8160.
Symptoms of Lead Paint Poisoning
Although lead-based paints perform better than their non-lead based counterparts, lead is extremely hazardous to human health. Toys that are painted with lead-based paint can be especially dangerous to children, as lead carries a sweet taste that makes it attractive for children to put in their mouths.
Lead paint poisoning can have severe effects on your day to day comfort and overall well-being, as lead adversely affects every organ system of the body. Some symptoms commonly associated with lead paint poisoning include:
- Metallic taste in the mouth
- Poor appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of short-term memory
Lead is especially dangerous to children, and lead paint poisoning can lead to stunted growth and kidney damage.
Despite being out of use for such a long period of time, lead-based paints still pose a significant threat, especially to young children. If you or someone you love has suffered from lead paint poisoning, contact the Birmingham lead paint poisoning attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205-414-8160 and see what can be done to right this wrong.