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If you’ve been exposed to high levels of lead, or even low levels of lead over an extended period of time, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses. The Houston personal injury lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law can help. Give us a call today at (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.
Lead poisoning is harmful to both children and adults and remains a major environmental health problem in the United States. – Environmental Protection Agency.
EXPOSURE TO LEAD
Exposure to lead becomes a danger to your health when you breathe in lead particles or swallow lead dust. There are numerous places where lead can become a hazard, including your home or workplace. Common items that may contain lead include:
- food/liquid containers
- household dust
- stained glass
SYMPTOMS OF LEAD POISONING
According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms of lead poisoning don’t usually surface until dangerous amounts have accumulated in a person’s body. Health effects from lead poisoning can result in the following for children and adults:
- abdominal pain
- brain damage
- concentration or memory problems
- hearing problems
- high blood pressure
- muscle and joint pain
- nerve disorders
- reproductive problems
- slowed growth
- and more
If undetected or left untreated, lead poisoning can even lead to death. If you’re suffering symptoms from lead poisoning, you should seek medical attention and then speak to a lawyer. Our Houston personal injury lawyers know the law and will fight for the compensation you’re owed. If your injuries and illness are a result of another person’s carelessness, let us fight for you.