Helping Seek Justice For Children Exposed To Lead Paint

Despite the fact that lead paint has been banned in New York City since 1960, many landlords still haven't taken proper measures to remove this poison from the apartments they rent to families. As a result, this lingering threat continues to needlessly harm our vulnerable children.

In fact, lead exposure can lead to a wide variety of health and developmental problems for children, including damage to their nervous systems, kidney failure, delayed physical growth, behavior problems and brain damage, which can result in learning disabilities and lower IQ scores. At very high levels, lead poisoning can even cause seizures, comas and death.

If you believe your child may be suffering because of exposure to lead, contact the dedicated lawyers at Keogh Crispi. We understand the high costs of treating and caring for sick children, especially when they are at greater risk of developing long-term disabilities. This is why we work so hard to aggressively pursue the maximum recovery available to you and your injured child.

Schedule your FREE consultation today by calling 212-518-2417, or reach out to us online. You do not have to pay any attorney fees until we recover money for you. We are centrally located in Manhattan, just blocks from Grand Central Station. You have nothing to lose, so contact us today. We are available 24/7.

Is Your Child At Risk?

Parents often tell us that they only discover their child's blood has high lead levels when doctors do blood tests at yearly checkups. Children's risks from lead paint exposure are much greater because their bodies absorb lead more easily than adult bodies.

Aren't Landlords Supposed To Make Sure Apartments Are Safe?

Yes, in New York City, landlords are required to test for and remove/remediate lead paint in apartments with young children. They must also hire certified workers to fix any lead hazards they discover. Under the law, lead paint is presumed to exist — and therefore must be fixed — in any apartment building if:

  • The building was built before 1960
  • A child under the age of 6 years old lives in the apartment

Despite this law, however, many apartments in New York City still have dangerous lead paint. Fortunately, we can help. Contact us today and learn what legal options may be available.