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Lead Paint Poisoning

Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyers

New York Liability Claims Over Lead-Based Paint

Congress outlawed lead-based paint nearly three decades ago, but lead poisoning from old layers of paint continues to cause serious health issues for apartment dwellers and homeowners throughout the New York City metro area.

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If you believe you or your child has suffered lead paint poisoning because of a landlord's failure to address exposed paint, contact Scarcella Law Offices today about a possible lawsuit to obtain financial damages. Our attorneys have represented victims throughout the boroughs of New York and surrounding counties.

Lead Paint Poisoning

In 1978, the U.S. government forced paint manufacturers to remove lead from their formulas. However, many older homes and apartment buildings still contain dangerous amounts of lead on their walls. As newer layers of paint peel away, residents are exposed to lead-based paint and lead dust. Lead paint poisoning is particularly dangerous to the developing brains and bodies of infants and small children. When ingested (licking or eating paint chips) or inhaled as dust even in small amounts, lead can cause severe mental and physical retardation, organ damage, birth defects and other health problems. Lead poisoning also causes a range of symptoms in adults. The toxic effects are not reversible, and victims often require painful medical treatments (chelation), special education services, and ongoing medical and social services.

Landlord Negligence and Liability Claims

Under 1992 federal legislation, landlords must disclose information about houses or apartments containing lead paint when they are sold, rented or renovated. Tenants can request re-painting to avoid exposure to chipping paint. Property owners may be liable for refusing these requests, failing to provide required disclosures, or knowingly ignoring exposed lead-based paint.

If you suspect that your health problems or those your children were caused by lead paint poisoning, contact the toxic torts lawyers of Scarcella Law Offices at our Manhattan or White Plains offices. We have successfully sued apartment building owners and sellers of residential property throughout the NYC area. If a doctor confirms that lead exposure is to blame, victims can recover damages for medical expenses and lost wages, future medical care and other services, and loss of quality of life for the permanent damage.

We offer a free consultation, including evening and weekends by appointment. We collect no attorneys' fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Call us at 1-800-722-7529 — we can help.

With offices in Manhattan and White Plains, New York, we handle personal injury and wrongful death claims in Westchester County and Rockland County, including Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Hawthorne, Dobbs Ferry, Ossining, Pleasantville, Thornwood, Riverdale, Greenburgh, Elmsford, and Yonkers, and all of New York City: Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, including Harlem, the East Side, Battery Park, and Park Avenue.