Children are at higher risk than adults for all types of poisoning injuries, including food poisoning, chemical poisoning and lead poisoning. At Freeman & Chiartas, our attorneys help families with children injured by poison receive financial compensation for the damages they have suffered.
Highly Skilled West Virginia Lead Poisoning Lawyers
Lead poisoning is one of the most common types of poison-related injuries. Lead poisoning can result in reduced IQ, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, behavioral problems, stunted growth, developmental delays, impaired hearing and kidney damage, according to the National Safety Council. At high levels of exposure, a child may become mentally retarded, fall into a coma and even die from lead poisoning.
By far, the largest source of lead poisoning is lead paint in homes. Small children may ingest paint chips or paint dust. Although lead paint has been banned in this country since 1978, many homes and apartments still contain lead paint. Children's toys and other products for children may also contain lead.
Experienced Kanawha County Chemical Poisoning Attorneys
Their small size, lack of judgment and curiosity can put children at great risk of chemical poisoning. Cleaning products, with their vivid colors and bright packaging, can seem irresistible to young children. Colorful pills and capsules can easily be mistaken for candy.
If your child was injured by any type of household chemical, drug or environmental toxin, obtain experienced legal counsel. Our personal injury attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience proving fault against manufacturers, retailers and other at-fault parties. We are fully prepared to conduct a thorough investigation to determine if someone's negligent actions led to your child's chemical poisoning injuries.
Handling Food Poisoning Claims in West Virginia
From peanut butter and lettuce to ground beef and ice cream, tainted foods can cause severe illness and wrongful death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eating food tainted with salmonella, E. coli or other pathogens causes an estimated 5,000 deaths each year in this country alone.
If your child has suffered any type of poisoning injury, entrust the personal injury lawyers at Freeman & Chiartas to protect your rights. Our attorneys will review your case at no charge to determine whether you may be able to recover financial compensation for the damages your loved one endured.
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We have decades of experience obtaining million-dollar and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for families with personal injury claims. Put our law firm's experience and legal resources to work for you. Contact our Charleston law firm today for a free initial consultation.