Q: What are the symptoms of lead poisoning and how does it happen?

What are the symptoms of lead poisoning and how does it happen?

Intense exposure to lead or exposure over a long period of time can lead to serious injuries. If you have been the victim of an environmental injury, you may be eligible to file a claim. Consulting with an environmental claims attorney should be your next step. But before you begin working with an environmental claims attorney, you’ll want to understand some symptoms of lead poisoning and how the condition can impact your health.

The symptoms of lead poisoning include:

• fatigue;
• muscle weakness;
• cramping;
• diarrhea/constipation;
• headache;
• irritability;
• aggressiveness;
• learning difficulties;
• hyperactivity;
• mood swings;
• memory loss;
• difficulty concentrating;
• seizures;
• paralysis;
• brain swelling; and
• loss of consciousness.

Severe lead poisoning can eventually be fatal and sometimes symptoms are not always present, which is why testing is so important.
Lead can be found in a variety of sources including in the air, water, dust and soil. Tiny particles can be found in homes or businesses or even in some products.

Certain industries that require employees to work with products containing lead are more commonly associated with lead poisoning. Unfortunately, children may be exposed to lead through toys or walls with lead paint. Remodeling or renovating a home could cause lead paint to be disturbed. Even certain hobbies can lead to lead poisoning.

While lead poisoning is especially dangerous to young children, it can be just as deadly to adults. It can also be passed onto an unborn child.

To better understand your case and how your home or work environment may have played a role in your lead poisoning, you should consult with an environmental claims attorney who understands workplace injuries, environmental hazards and labor laws.

Contacting an Environmental Claims Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a hazardous toxin, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with an environmental claims attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing an environmental claim is right for you.

At Gacovino Lake & Associates, we have formed a dedicated network of injury lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your environmental claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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