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Pittsburgh Lead Poisoning

The lead poisoning attorneys at Levy Konigsberg LLP are using their decades of experience in lead poisoning litigation to help the residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania fight the devastating effects of childhood lead poisoning. Lead is a dangerous toxin that cannot be broken down by the body and disrupts the growth and development of cells. When lead is ingested, it enters the blood stream and is absorbed by the body’s organs and bones, causing serious and lasting harm. Children are particularly vulnerable because their growing bodies absorb lead more quickly than adults, their brains are developing the critical skills needed to learn important skills, and they are more likely to play in areas where lead-based paint chips and dust accumulate. Children that are lead poisoned at a young age will often have trouble succeeding academically and professionally when they get older, and will likely earn significantly less money in a lifetime than their peers who were not lead poisoned.

The most common source of lead exposure is chipping, peeling and flaking lead-based paint in older housing, where landlords and homeowners have not adequately maintained the home. Although lead-based paint was banned nationally for residential use in 1978, many older houses have not been adequately remediated and still contain significant levels of lead-based paint. Pittsburgh is particularly at risk for such hazards due to the average age of its housing stock. According to a 2013 census estimate, 45.5 percent of Allegheny County’s 587,831 housing units were built before 1950. In comparison, the national average is 19 percent.

Despite the greater proportion of older housing and lead hazards, the Allegheny County Department of Health does not require that young children get tested for lead poisoning. Thus, it is unclear just how prevalent childhood lead poisoning really is in the county. In addition, although the CDC defines an elevated blood lead level at 5 mcg/dL, the county will not come out to inspect a home unless a child tests above 15 mcg/dL or greater. Thus, it falls on parents to ensure that their children are tested regularly, and it falls on landlords to ensure that a rental home is lead safe for tenants and their children.

If your child tested for elevated blood lead levels, and your landlord failed to take adequate precautions to protect your child from exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. A child growing up with the effects of lead poisoning will often need extra help and resources for them to overcome the challenges they face. The experienced lead poisoning attorneys can help your child get the financial resources he or she needs to succeed. Don’t wait – there are time deadlines that apply to filing personal injury claims. Get in touch with our experienced and compassionate attorneys today by filling out the form on this website or calling (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

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