Long-term consequences include loss of mental abilities, kidney damage, coma and stunted growth. The earliest symptoms are abdominal cramps, vomiting, seizures, possibly loss of consciousness and muscle weakness. In the event of these signs developing, poison control or 911 should be called immediately. The sooner your child can be treated for this serious condition the lower the risk of long-term damage.

After you have gotten your child the medical attention they need and have removed the lead contaminates from the area, it is time to consider your next move. Lead poisoning can cause lifelong disabilities and damages that could mean increased financial needs in the future. As a parent, you have the right to compensation from the negligent party responsible for exposing your child to toxic levels of lead. To seek compensation for the damages and losses your child and family have suffered from another’s failure to prevent lead exposure, you should work with an attorney. 

An Atlanta Child Injury Attorney Can Protect Your Family’s Rights 

An injury to your child due to another’s negligence is a situation no parent ever wants to face. Fortunately, you have the right to have an injury attorney help your family seek justice when your little one is harmed by someone else’s actions.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.