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Lead Paint Poisoning

Despite a flurry of media coverage surrounding the dangers of lead poisoning, incidents of lead poisoning continue to be reported each year, as negligent manufacturers fail to rid their products of this harmful material. Lead paint poisoning most often happens to children, who have a tendency to place their hands and other objects into their mouths more frequently.

Lead paint can present a danger on a large scale when it is used in the production of children?s toys. When children place toys containing lead paint in their mouths, the lead is able to easily enter the child?s body, causing increased levels of lead in the child’s blood.

Lead poisoning is recognizable by several symptoms, including:

  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Metal taste in the mouth

Parents who believe that their child is suffering from lead paint poisoning should take their child to a doctor right away. Dangerous levels of lead in the child?s body could lead to serious health conditions. If left untreated, lead poisoning can affect the central nervous system, brain, kidneys, and bone marrow.

Manufacturers are responsible for supplying consumers with reasonably safe products. If your child has suffered from lead paint poisoning due to the negligence of a manufacturer, contact a Milwaukee lead paint poisoning attorney immediately. A skilled lead poisoning attorney will guide you toward the best course of action to protect the rights of you and your child.

Call (414) 271-0900 to schedule your initial consultation with one of the Milwaukee personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®.