San Diego Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyers
Before the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the use of lead-based paint in 1977, it was used as an interior and exterior paint all over the country because it not only improved the paint’s drying ability and performance, but also added brilliant color. Unfortunately, it has been found to be very toxic to humans if ingested. Even though the product is banned, there are many homes and buildings in the United States that still have lead paint, putting many people at risk of adverse health effects.
If you have been sickened by exposure to lead paint on the premises of another party, or if the presence of lead was not disclosed to you when purchasing a property, you may be able to seek financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the San Diego lead paint poisoning lawyers of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 today to schedule a free consultation.
Damages Which May Be Recoverable
Since April of 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency requires renovators to get all homes built before 1978 certified. The failure to comply allows a health hazard to persist, putting others at risk of severe illness. Lead paint poisoning can result in conditions as varied and serious as kidney failure, memory loss, and chronic pain. A successful legal action may be able to recover damage for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Relocation, if necessary
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Do not delay seeking the advice of a compassionate and aggressive legal representative if you have suffered lead paint poisoning due to the negligence of another property owner. Contact the San Diego lead paint poisoning attorneys of Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123 today.