Lead Poisoning Symptoms


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Also referred to as saturnism, painter's colic and plumbism but most commonly known as lead poisoning, lead poisoning is a medical condition that is brought on by increased amounts of lead levels in the blood. A number of different products can contain high amounts of lead which can cause harm to consumers if a recall is not done in time. If your loved one has suffered through any of the symptoms that can be brought on lead poisoning, treatment is imperative but can be costly. A lawyer can help you to receive the compensation for this.

Lead Poisoning Symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • A Metal Taste
  • Stomach Pain
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Coma
  • Seizure

Other Symptoms

Symptoms can also include problems with the kidney and reproductive areas. More common symptoms of lead poisoning include diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, lack of appetite and other stomach related problems. Additionally, lead poisoning can result in anemia. Extreme cases of
LD (learning disability) has also been linked to early lead exposure. Many toys that children play with end up getting recalled because of the high levels of lead that are used in part of the toy. Statistics show that approximately one in every six children in the US have excessive levels of lead in their system which can lead to permanent injuries that treatment may not fix. Lead poisoning is especially dangerous to pregnant women because of the severe affect it can have on her baby and treatment may not be effective.

Where Is Lead Found?

Lead has been used on numerous different things in the past. Some of the most common things include paint, gas, and pipes. In fact, it was banned as an ingredient for residential housing paint in 1978. Unfortunately, many houses today still contain painted walls with high levels of this toxic substance. Even though there are products that have gotten recalled long ago, there are still individuals experiencing lead poisoning symptoms. Additionally, many people and children are affected by a new product before a recall was issued.

Have you or a loved one experienced any lead poisoning symptoms? It is essential to contact a Product Liability Lawyer to possibly receive compensation for pain and suffering as well as lead poisoning treatment.

 

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