Buckfire & Buckfire P.C have the most experienced Michigan child lead poisoning attorneys. We represent children and teenagers who suffered damages due to lead paint poisoning. Lead poisoning injuries can cause permanent and irreversible damage such as: loss of IQ points, learning disabilities, speech problems, developmental delays, hyperactivity and attention disorder (ADHD), delinquent and criminal behavior, brain damage, and even wrongful death.
These cases are often filed against past or present landlords who poorly maintain the painted surfaces on their rental properties. Lawsuits are brought against these property owners to obtain compensation for the lad poisoned child.
Due to these injuries causes by lead poisoning, many children will be unable to achieve their full intellectual potential and earning potential. Such children may need special education services for many years.
The CDC states that US children living in poorly maintained housing built before 1978 are at greatest risk for elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) because of their frequent exposure to lead-based paint and lead-contaminated house dust and soil.
Children With Lead Poisoning & Poor Academic Performance
A recent study was conducted on the students who attend Detroit Public Schools (DPS) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study revealed that the higher the blood level was in the children, the more likely they were to not test proficiently.
The CDC last year reduced its level of concern over lead exposure from 10 micrograms per deciliter to 5 micrograms, but the study recently conducted shows that far lower levels still harmed children's learning abilities.
The CDC is now reaching out to educators to look at possible interventions or curriculum changes to assist lead-affected learners.
MEAP test results released Feb. 11 show that only 14.8% of DPS students passed math tests, compared with 40.4% statewide. Reading proficiency at DPS was 42% compared with 66.8% at all Michigan public schools.
The study now connects thousands more Detroit Public School students' blood lead level results and test scores, and factors out other potential influences on poor test performance.
Young children often play on the ground, and the floors and window sills at their level, which unfortunately is where the highest concentrations of lead dust are found in older homes.
No Fee Promise For Michigan Child Lead Poisoning Cases
If your child suffers injuries due to lead poisoning because your landlord failed to properly maintain the painted surfaces on their rental property, we will represent under our Michigan child poisoning NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Child Lead Poisoning Attorney
For more information about your legal rights, call us at (800) 606-1717. Parents of children that have been poisoned by lead should contact the Michigan Child Injury Lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. You can also fill in the Get Help Now Box on this page and press “Click To Send.” Our top rated attorneys will contact you shortly.