Our Michigan child injury lawyers recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of two siblings who are now 8 and 9 years old. The children were lead poisoned in 2006. The children had lead levels that were more than twice what the CDC considers lead poisoning. The family was renting a home in Battle Creek, Michigan from the defendant at the time of the poisoning.
The Calhoun County Health Department conducted a lead risk assessment and found lead hazards on the interior and exterior of the rental. The plaintiffs have cognitive deficits and brain damage as a result of their lead poisoning. No date has been set for a jury trial in this matter.
A recent analysis done by safekids.org reports alarming child poisoning statistics that parents should be aware of. According to safekids.org:
- In 2009, 109 children (ages 14 and under) died from unintentional poisoning.
- Each year since 2001 approximately 78,000 non-fatal poisoned children were treated in the emergency departments.
- In 2010 nearly 2.4 million human exposure cases were received by Poison Control Centers. Of those 2.4 million cases, children ages 3 and younger made up 40% of the incidences and children ages 5 and younger made up more than half of those cases.
- 90% of poison exposures in children occur in the home
Parents of children that have been poisoned by lead should contact the Michigan child injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form to speak with one of our experienced child poisoning lawyers.