Types of Lead Poisoning Lawsuits in NJ
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are over 4 million households in the U.S. with children at vulnerable to unsafe levels of lead. Approximately 500,000 U.S. children between the ages of one and five already have unsafe levels of lead in their blood, which can manifest into a wide range of symptoms and illnesses.
The lead poisoning attorneys at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer have successfully advocated for a number of children and their families who have suffered from the effects of lead poisoning. Our legal, medical, and environmental resources allow us to best represent our clients’ cases and fight for the fair compensation they deserve.
In fact, our firm achieved a litigation first in 1992 by establishing a landlord’s duty to protect children from the harmful effects from lead. It was the first time in the history of the New Jersey Courts that this issue was decided and was successfully argued at trial. This achievement has spring boarded the firm’s success in representing childhood lead poisoning victims.
Who Can be Sued in a Lead Poisoning Lawsuit?
Our lead poisoning lawyers in NJ have successfully pursued claims against many individuals and companies responsible for childhood lead poisoning. These entities include:
- Property managers
- Landlords/Property owners (on an individual and corporate basis)
- Court-appointed rent receivers
- Government entities
You have a legal right to safe and habitable housing, free from the possibility of childhood lead exposure, regardless of the liable parties.
How Our Lead Poisoning Lawyers Achieve Success
The success our lead poisoning lawyers achieve is based on the wealth of resources at our disposal as well as our sincere commitment to your case. We routinely consult with doctors and environmental experts from lead poisoning prevention clinics throughout the New York and New Jersey area.
Additionally, the Toxic Tort Department here at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer petitioned the New Jersey Superior Court and became class counsel to the more than 10,000 lead poisoned children in the City of Newark to enforce state and local lead poisoning prevention laws.
This lawsuit was done pro bono (for free) as a public interest class action in order to help future generations of children avoid suffering the effects of lead poisoning.
After five years of litigation, a settlement was reached that was designed to protect the City’s lead poisoned children through stricter medical and environmental surveillance and the commitment of additional funds and manpower to combat childhood lead poisoning.
If your child has been exposed to lead-based products or is experiencing lead poisoning symptoms, you may be eligible to file a claim. Contact our knowledgeable lead poisoning lawyers for a free consultation today, or call 855-800-0093.