At the Cottrell Law Office, we are all too aware that lead paint poisoning is a dangerous health hazard that far too many people in Arkansas face as a result of the negligence of property owners. One of the responsibilities of a property owner or manager is to make sure lead paint on walls, doors, or other surfaces is removed before a guest, resident, or worker comes in contact with this substance. If these individuals ingest lead paint, which may fall into a drink or linger in fine dust on their bodies, they may develop lead poisoning, which can cause serious health problems.
Fortunately, under tort law, people in Arkansas who have developed lead poisoning due to another person’s negligence are protected. This allows victims to pursue much-needed compensation and justice, giving them the opportunity to recover from the repercussions of lead paint poisoning.
Consequences of Lead Paint Poisoning
Lead paint poisoning is a serious health concern for adults, and even more serious for children. The following problems have been linked to hazardous ingestion of lead:
- Fatigue and a sense of malaise
- Loss of libido
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Abdominal pain
- Kidney failure
- Memory loss
- In children, stunted growth
Lead-based paints have been banned from house paint in the United States since the late 1970s. Thus, if a property owner hasn’t taken the time to have this paint removed and replaced with a safer alternative, they may be held accountable for their thoughtless endangerment of the people on their premises.
Contact a Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyer in Arkansas
If you or someone you love has developed lead paint poisoning because of a property owner’s inability to follow basic safety codes, you may be owed financial recompense. Our legal team at the Cottrell Law Office is dedicated to helping victims of negligent property owners fight for the justice they need. Call us at 800-364-8305 today to discuss your specific situation and find out what we can do to help you through this difficult time.