If your child has been diagnosed with lead poisoning, it was most likely caused by an environmental contaminant such as lead paint in apartments or lead-based materials found in furniture or toys. Determining where the exposure occurred is critical to your legal claim.
New York landlords, as well as the New York City Housing Authority, are required to maintain safe, clean, apartments that are free of lead-based paint. The City of New York or the building’s landlord, property owner and/or building’s management company could be held liable if a child is exposed to poisonous paint.
Every three years, apartments in New York buildings with three or more units are required to be repainted. If the building was constructed prior to 1960 and there is a child seven-year-old or younger residing in the apartment, then the landlord is responsible to inspect all apartments for lead based paint.
Lead poisoning is very dangerous to a child’s health, as it can cause serious health condition, including among other injuries:
- Brain Damage
- Kidney Damage
- Nervous System Damage
- Learning Disabilities
- Speech and Behavioral Problem
New York law allows for parents to rightfully pursue a legal claim on behalf of their children who have been exposed to lead poison due to poorly maintained apartment buildings.
The New York City Injury Law Firm of Jaroslawicz and Jaros can help you and your family get the just compensation you deserve. Since 1980, we have helped thousands of New Yorkers seek justice for injuries caused by other people’s negligence. As one of New York’s premier personal injury law firms, we have recovered over $2 billion collectively for our clients with hundreds of our clients having received $1 Million or more.