- posted: Dec. 20, 2023
- Personal Injury
Lead paint exposure, a concealed danger that can have severe repercussions for both residents and visitors, is prevalent in New York, a city renowned for its vibrant architecture and rich background. As a devoted personal injury law firm, The Licatesi Law Group is committed to educating the public about the potential dangers of lead paint and ensuring that victims receive the compensation and representation they deserve.
Lead paint, previously prevalent in both residential and commercial structures, presents a substantial health hazard when it deteriorates or is disturbed, releasing minuscule lead dust particles that can be breathed in or consumed. Such exposure can lead to a range of injuries, particularly in children and pregnant women. Exposure to lead can cause cognitive impairments in children, affecting their ability to learn and their intellectual growth. Lead exposure can also result in behavioral issues, such as attention disorders and heightened aggression. Exposure to lead in young children can cause both physical and mental developmental delays. Prolonged exposure to lead can also cause damage to important organs such as the kidneys and the nervous system. Pregnant women who are exposed to lead may experience complications such as miscarriage and developmental problems in the fetus.
To safeguard individuals in New York from the harmful effects of lead paint exposure, strict regulations have been implemented. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act, which governs the requirement to disclose lead-based paint hazards in residential properties constructed prior to 1978. This guarantees that potential tenants or buyers are notified about possible hazards linked to lead-based paint. New York City has enacted local building codes that specifically target lead-based paint hazards. These codes place a strong emphasis on implementing safe practices during renovations, repairs, and painting projects in order to minimize the potential for lead exposure. These regulations complement the existing federal guidelines. The New York State Department of Health aids in these endeavors by offering comprehensive directives for the prevention and management of lead hazards. The guidelines establish procedures for identifying, addressing, and educating the public about the risks associated with exposure to lead paint, employing a comprehensive strategy to safeguard public health.
However occasionally, these defenses fall short, and that's when we step in. The Licatesi Law Group recognizes the profound consequences that lead paint exposure can have on individuals and families. We are dedicated to guaranteeing that victims receive the appropriate legal representation and compensation they are entitled to. We are dedicated to guaranteeing that victims receive the appropriate legal representation and compensation they are entitled to, which involves multiple aspects. Our legal team, equipped with profound expertise in lead paint-related cases, adeptly handles the complex terrain of personal injury law to offer efficient representation. We employ a method that entails conducting thorough inquiries into the circumstances surrounding exposure to lead paint, collecting evidence, and seeking advice from medical professionals to evaluate the severity of injuries sustained by the individual affected. Engaging with healthcare experts is essential to our approach, as it helps establish a direct link between lead paint exposure and the specific injuries suffered by each person. The Licatesi Law Group is renowned for its vigorous legal advocacy, consistently advocating for our clients' rights and pursuing the highest possible compensation from responsible parties. Securing the maximum compensation for victims is our main goal; this includes paying for medical costs, addressing emotional distress, pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other losses brought on by exposure to lead paint.
In the event that you or someone you love has come into contact with lead paint, you must act quickly and carefully. Put your health first by getting help right away if you experience any symptoms or have concerns about being exposed to lead paint. Don't forget to keep a record of all the treatments you receive and the symptoms you experience. Contact The Licatesi Law Group immediately for assistance with lead paint-related cases. Our skilled attorneys specialize in this area and can offer expert guidance and representation to help navigate the intricate legal aspects. Preserve all pertinent evidence, such as medical records, documentation of exposure to lead paint, and any communication with healthcare professionals, as this evidence will be essential in developing a strong case. If the property owner or insurance company asks you to make statements, avoid doing so without first speaking with your lawyer. They may try to downplay the severity of your injuries or the connection between lead paint exposure and harm. Victims possess a legal right to request the greatest possible compensation for their injuries from the responsible party.
Prolonged exposure to lead paint, an undetectable hazard that can have severe repercussions for both individuals and families, and demands steadfast advocacy and committed legal skill. When it comes to supporting lead paint exposure victims in their quest for justice, the Licatesi Law Group is an unwavering ally. Contact us immediately if you or a family member has been affected. Our goal is to protect your rights by giving you the all-encompassing counsel you need to get the compensation you are owed. Call us today at (516) 227-2662 for your free consultation.