While newly constructed homes typically do not use lead-based paint, many older properties still have this dangerous paint on their walls, ceilings, and exteriors. Lead is highly poisonous, and prolonged exposure may result in a number of serious health complications, including learning disabilities and death. Property owners are responsible for disclosing whether lead-based paints are present in their rental properties and real estate.
Complications Associated With Lead Poisoning
Exposure to lead may be extremely dangerous to any household inhabitant, but may be especially dangerous for children. Some of the most commonly reported warning signs of lead poisoning are loss of appetite, reduced attention span, and fatigue. The related health effects of lead exposure can be devastating and may include:
- Brain and nervous system damage
- Behavioral problems
- Learning disabilities
- Restricted and slowed growth
- Hearing complications
- Chronic headaches
- Reproductive system damage
- High blood pressure
- Muscle and joint aches and pains
If your property was constructed before 1978, the landlord must provide their tenant with the proper precautionary information regarding the dangers of lead paint. Our Austin legal team will help you hold any negligent property owner accountable for their failure to disclose the presence of lead-based paint on his or her premises.
Consult With an Austin Lead Paint Poisoning Attorney
At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., our Austin lead paint poisoning attorneys will aggressively pursue financial restitution from any negligent property owner who has failed to disclose the presence of lead paint in his or her property. To discuss the particulars of your situation with one of our Austin personal injury lawyers, please call our Austin offices at (512) 710-0931 today.