Q: What are the signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in a child in Atlanta, Georgia?
Your child can be exposed to lead in many places. From poorly manufactured toys to old house paint, even though lead has been discontinued in household products it is still a health risk. When your child suffers injuries and illness from lead poisoning it is time to talk to an Atlanta child injury attorney.
This is often more serious in children due to their size. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious symptoms such as:
- low appetite and energy;
- abdominal pain and cramping;
- difficulty sleeping;
- muscle weakness; and
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.
When you need help with child injury claims, auto accidents and other types of personal injury we are here to help. At the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, P.C. we provide our clients with our FREE eBook, The Ultimate Guide to Accident Cases in Georgia, to help provide them with the basic information needed to determine if they have a personal injury claim. When you’re ready to team up with an attorney to seek compensation for your child’s injuries after a serious accident, contact us for a FREE consultation – 404-474-0804.