Bridgeport Lead Poisoning Lawyers
Lead poisoning is a quiet but genuine concern for many families in Connecticut. Lead poisoning can have especially damaging effects when the victims are young children. As soon as you suspect that your family may have been the victims of lead poisoning in Connecticut, you should not wait to seek legal representation.
Liability for lead poisoning is often complicated and difficult to determine. Lead poisoning can occur in a person’s home, workplace, or, when victims are children, school.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is committed to getting justice for victims of lead poisoning. Our firm understands that these cases often involve significant long-term harm that is not as evident as more immediate injuries.
We can negotiate for a fair and full settlement to your case. You can have our Bridgeport lead poisoning attorneys provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call (203) 380-1556 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
Do I Need A Lead Poisoning Lawyer?
You will want to work with an attorney primarily for assistance determining who is liable for your lead poisoning. These types of cases are often complex, and it may be possible that more than one party bears liability for your lead poisoning.
A lawyer will be able to conduct an independent investigation to find out how the lead poisoning occurred and collect all evidence relevant to your case. You may be entitled to compensation for all of your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
It is also beneficial to have an attorney because they can handle any phone calls you might receive from insurance companies representing the negligent parties in your case. These insurers will often reach out to victims after lead poisoning has been discovered to offer lump-sum settlements to people quickly, but the settlements are usually far less than what victims are entitled to.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can negotiate a settlement that covers all of your past, present, and future needs. When an insurance company refuses to provide an appropriate settlement offer, our firm can file a lawsuit to try your case in court.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients. Our firm won the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015.
Jonathan Perkins is admitted to state courts in Connecticut and New York as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, New York Bar Association, American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and Connecticut Bar Association.
Mr. Perkins has more than three decades of legal experience and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Our attorneys can visit you in person in your hospital room or house when you are unable to come to our office.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers also provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless you receive a financial award. Call (203) 380-1556 to receive a free consultation.
Types of Lead Poisoning Cases We Handle
Babies exposed to lead before birth may be born prematurely or have a lower birth weight. Some of the most common symptoms of lead poisoning in children include:
- Learning difficulties
- Abdominal pain
- Developmental delay
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Hearing loss
Common symptoms of lead poisoning in adults include:
- Abdominal pain
- High blood pressure
- Joint and muscle pain
- Memory or concentration problems
Men may suffer from reduced sperm count or abnormal sperm, while pregnant women may suffer a miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth. Lead poisoning is often the result of lead-painted pipes residences, and landlords may be liable for failure to warn renters about exposure in such cases.
Lead Poisoning Statistics
A reference level of 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) is used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify children with elevated blood lead levels. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health 2015 Annual Disease Surveillance Report on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control, the Lead and Healthy Homes received 83,274 blood lead tests for children under the age of 6.
The report found that among children under 6 years of age who had a confirmed blood lead test, 2,156 had levels of greater than or equal to 5 µg/dL, 233 had levels of greater than or equal to 15 µg/dL, and 126 had levels of greater than or equal to 20 µg/dL. Among children under 6 years of age who had a confirmed blood lead test, new cases included 1,390 children who had levels of greater than or equal to 5 µg/dL, 182 children who had levels of greater than or equal to 15 µg/dL, and 98 children who had levels of greater than or equal to 20 µg/dL. The 74.1 percent of children between 1 and 2 years of age who had a lead screening in 2015 was the highest of any year since tracking began in 1996.
Bridgeport had the second-highest number of cases of lead-poisoned children in 2015 with 292. The largest city in Connecticut was identified in the report as one of the towns with between 101 and 339 lead-poisoned children with levels of greater than or equal to 5 µg/dL and one of the towns with between 20 and 33 cases involving levels of greater than or equal to 15 µg/dL.
Contact a Bridgeport Lead Poisoning Attorney Today
If you or your loved one was exposed to or diagnosed with lead poisoning in Connecticut, do not wait to retain legal counsel. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you make sure that the negligent party is held accountable.
Our firm can fight to get you all of the compensation you need and deserve. Call (203) 380-1556 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced member of our team today.