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Lead Poisoning Treatment & Lawyers in NJ
The treatment of lead poisoning begins by removing the source of contamination. It is extremely important to ensure that the lead poisoned child is not on the premises when the removal process begins, as the increased paint chips and/or dust in the air can result in re-exposure and increased lead levels in the blood.
Your local health department is a recommended resource to contact before you begin the removal process. They will be able to identify the best ways to remove or reduce the lead in your home.
If you are not the owner of the home or other structure in which the child was exposed to lead, the property manager/owner or landlord could be held liable for any health effects caused by exposure. It is best to speak directly to a knowledgeable lead poisoning lawyer immediately to determine if you have a viable case.
Treatment and Therapy for High Blood Lead Levels
If a child has low blood lead levels, simply avoiding exposure may be enough to reduce their lead levels to avoid adverse effects. However, more severe cases may call for more serious treatment and therapy options, such as:
- Chelation Therapy – This treatment historically involved a series of painful injections that needed to be administered in a hospital setting. Oral chelation drugs have since been developed and are used more widely today, as they can be administered without hospitalization. The medication involved with chelation therapy binds with the lead so that it can be excreted through the urine.
- EDTA Therapy – This type of therapy is typically used in adults with blood lead levels greater than 45 mcg/dL. In this case, the patient is treated with one or more of three drugs, most commonly a chemical called ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA).
It is important to understand that these procedures do not reverse the damage that is already done to the body and many medical professionals agree that chelation therapy does not remove the lead previously deposited in the brain tissue.
Has your child been exposed to lead-based products? Is he or she currently experiencing the symptoms of lead poisoning? You may be eligible to file a claim. Contact our lead poisoning lawyers today or get a free consultation now. You can also give us a call at 855-800-0093.