The effects of lead exposure can be devastating, especially among children in their developmental years. Severe and chronic exposure to lead may inflict irreversible physical, mental and behavioral damages that may ultimately decrease their quality of life. Although the U.S. has already outlawed the use of lead-based paint in toys, toys imported from other counties might not be following the same safety standards, posing a risk of lead toxicity among children who use it.
Removing the source of contamination is the initial step in treating lead toxicity. When a child’s lead level is dangerously high, doctors may recommend chelation therapy to get rid of the toxin. Chelating agents bind the heavy metal so it can be released through either defecation or urination. However, chelation in children has been very controversial due to serious medical consequences associated with it, including death.
If your child has suffered from the repercussions of lead toxicity, consider taking legal action with the help of our team of defective toys attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. For many years, we have been helping Madison residents seek compensation from the makers and distributors of dangerous toys, and might be able to put our experience to work for you. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.