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If you are suffering from the devastating effects of lead poisoning, you have the right to claim damages from the negligent parties that are responsible for it. Our experienced NYC lead poisoning lawyers are here to help you obtain the compensation you need to reclaim your health. 

Lead is a toxic metal that was once widely used in paints, pipes, and other household materials. Despite being banned in the United States since 1978, lead-based paint continues to be found in older homes and buildings. When this paint chips, peels, or is disturbed during renovations, it releases dangerous lead particles that can be ingested or inhaled by people nearby, causing lead poisoning in them. If you’re looking for a lead poisoning lawyer in New York City, contact us today.

Lead poisoning is a serious medical condition that can have a life-altering impact on children and adults alike. Children are especially vulnerable, as their growing bodies absorb lead more easily, resulting in irreversible damage to their developing brains and nervous systems. The consequences of lead poisoning can include learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and even severe brain damage. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half a million children in the country have blood lead levels high enough to cause significant harm.

The lead poisoning lawyers at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff have helped countless families across New York recover the compensation they need to heal and move forward. We understand the fear and uncertainty you're feeling, and we are here to provide the support you need. Whether you or your child has been affected by lead poisoning, we will fight for justice on your behalf and hold the at-fault manufacturer or landlord accountable for their actions. 

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Who is Liable in a Lead Poisoning Case in New York?

Several parties might be held responsible if you or your child has been exposed to lead:

Landlords: In New York, landlords have a duty for providing a safe, healthy living environment for their tenants. This includes making sure there is no lead-based paint or other sources of lead exposure in the property. Landlords can be held liable if they fail to address lead hazards or don't inform tenants about potential risks.

Property owners: Property owners, like landlords, have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment on their property. If they are aware of lead hazards but don't take action to fix them, they can be held liable for any resulting harm.

Property managers: Property managers who oversee the day-to-day operations of a property have a duty to ensure it's safe for tenants. If they don't address lead hazards or inform tenants about the risks, they can also be held liable.

Contractors: If a contractor performs work on a property that disturbs lead-based paint or creates a lead hazard, they can be held responsible for any injuries or harm that result.

Manufacturers: Companies that manufacture or sell lead-containing products, like paint or plumbing materials can be held liable if their products cause lead poisoning.

To determine who is liable in a lead poisoning case, an experienced attorney at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff will investigate the circumstances surrounding the exposure and gather evidence to prove negligence. We will review maintenance records, building codes, and other documentation, as well as interview witnesses and consult with experts to prove that someone’s negligence is the cause of your suffering. 

What is the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Program?

The Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Program, a federal law established in 1992 (Section 1018 of Title X), that aims to protect families from the dangers of lead exposure in homes. It requires landlords, property owners, and sellers to provide potential buyers and tenants with important information about lead-based paint hazards before they sign a purchase or lease agreement. Here's what you need to know about this program:

  • Disclosure: Landlords, property owners, and sellers must disclose any known information about the presence of lead-based paint or its hazards in the property. This includes information about the location of the paint and the condition it's in.
  • EPA-approved pamphlet: They must also provide you with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved pamphlet called "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home." This pamphlet helps you understand the risks of lead exposure, how to identify lead-based paint hazards, and how to protect your family from them.
  • Signed acknowledgment: As a prospective buyer or tenant, you'll be asked to sign a document acknowledging that you've received the required disclosures and the EPA-approved pamphlet.
  • 10-day inspection period (for homebuyers): If you're buying a home, you have the right to conduct a lead paint inspection or risk assessment within a 10-day period before finalizing the purchase. 
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Seek Justice for Lead Poisoning – Call Our Experienced Lawyers Today

Don't let time run out on your chance to seek justice for the catastrophic effects of lead poisoning. The New York statute of limitations usually only gives you three years to file a claim, so it's crucial to act fast. At The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, our dedicated and highly successful lawyers, led by the renowned "The Bull" Michael S. Lamonsoff, are here to stand by your side and fight for your rights.

With a track record of securing multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients, we know what it takes to get the compensation you and your family deserves – and we are committed to holding those responsible accountable for their negligence. Don't let this opportunity slip away, contact us today for a free consultation. Call us at (212) 962-1020 or fill out our online contact form

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