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Cedar Rapids Lead Paint Poisoning Attorneys
Frighteningly, some children’s toys have been manufactured with dangerous materials such as lead. This substance lowers the cost of production for a toy, but it drastically increases the potential harm to the child. Lead paint can easily chip away; the child playing with the toy may then accidentally ingest the lead. When this occurs, the child can suffer severe health problems due to lead paint poisoning.
Lead paint poisoning can be devastating as it can leave your son or daughter with permanent health problems. If your child has been injured because of a dangerous toy or product, contact the Cedar Rapids lead paint poisoning attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., by calling (319) 294-4424 today.
Consequences of Lead Paint Poisoning
Even if the lead paint does not chip off the toy in large pieces, paint dust can wear off the toy through normal wear and tear. In some cases, inhalation of this dust can also cause lead paint poisoning. Lead paint ingestion or inhalation can be especially damaging to young children with bodies that are still growing and developing. The following serious health concerns have been linked to lead paint poisoning:
- Damage to the kidneys
- Damage to reproductive organs
- Damage to the nervous system
- Stunted growth
Additionally, lead can collect in a child’s developing brain, potentially leading to permanent mental disabilities.
A toy manufacturer is responsible for recognizing the dangers of lead paint and avoiding this material in their products. If your family has suffered because of a lead-based paint on a toy, you can fight back. Contact the Cedar Rapids lead paint poisoning attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 today to discuss your legal options.