Our Michigan brain injury lawyers recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of brothers age 6 and 7 who were two and three years old respectively when they suffered their lead poisoning. Their family was renting a home in Battle Creek at the time. The Calhoun County Health Department conducted a lead investigation as a result of the lead poisoning. The rental property had lead hazards on the interior and exterior. The minor plaintiffs have cognitive deficits and brain damage as a result of their lead poisoning. No date has been set for trial.
Lead poisoning is a devastating injury to children throughout the United States. Lead is a neurotoxin that affects a young child’s developing central nervous system. While it was once believed to be a problem confined strictly to inner-city housing, it is now known that lead poisoning is common in all housing throughout the United States.
The primary source of the lead is through chipping and peeling lead-based paint and through the inhalation of dust particles. The federal government estimates that lead paint is present in three out of four homes built before 1978, but only homes that are not properly maintained constitute potential hazards to children.
Lead based paint is the biggest lead hazard in our environment and can cause serious injuries to children such as brain injury. If your child suffers injuries, such as brain injury, due to lead poisoning, contact our office immediately at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and speak with one of our experienced Michigan brain injury attorneys.Google+