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Buffalo Lead Poisoning

The lead poisoning law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP is using its decades of experience helping victims of childhood lead poisoning to fight the lead poisoning epidemic in Buffalo, New York. Childhood lead poisoning is a devastating disease with harms that extend well beyond just the individual child. Communities with high rates of childhood lead poisoning have higher crime, lower productivity, and lower social mobility. In individual children, lead poisoning inhibits a child’s brain development, which saps their potential away before they ever have a chance to see it. Even low levels of lead in a young child’s blood have been shown to cause cognitive deficits, lower IQ, and cause symptoms similar to ADHD.

Communities most affected by childhood lead poisoning are those with older housing stock. This is because lead-based paint was used in almost every home until 1978, when Congress banned the use of lead-based paint for residential purposes across the country. The City of Buffalo alone has an estimated 85,000 housing units built before the national ban, making them high risk for childhood lead poisoning. In fact, the city has a higher percentage of homes built before World War II than any large city in the country. That is why in 2014 Buffalo had the highest rates of childhood lead poisoning in New York State (outside of New York City)—three times higher than the rest of New York.

To compound matters, city health inspectors do not have the power to regularly inspect housing units in Buffalo. Even if regular inspections were permitted, the city inspectors are not certified to conduct lead-based paint inspections. Instead, Buffalo relies on the Eerie County Department of Health, which has fewer inspectors available for the entire county than the Buffalo Department of Health. In fact, Eerie County has so few lead inspectors, it would take more than 30 years for the Department of Health to inspect every high-risk housing unit in Buffalo.

Without a robust lead prevention program, the burden falls on landlords to ensure a home is lead-safe for young children to live in. If you live in an older home with a child under the age of seven, be on the lookout for chipping, peeling, or otherwise defective paint, and contact your landlord immediately if you see any. In addition, get your child tested for blood-lead levels on a regular basis. Finally, if your child tests positive for an elevated blood-lead level, contact an experienced lead poisoning attorney.

The lead poisoning attorneys at Levy Konigsberg LLP have decades of experience helping lead poisoned children get the compensation they need and deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our experience attorneys to see if you have a case.

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