Dangers of Lead Exposure
Lead exposure can lead to a number of serious physical complications. Unfortunately, such exposure can and does happen on or near construction sites, causing workers significant harm. While lead is not used in building new structures anymore, it is still contained in thousands of buildings today. As such, during demolition phases, workers might be exposed to dangerous amounts of lead. Sadly, such exposure can not only have devastating physical effects, but can also cause significant financial obligations, like paying for medical treatment, that many people cannot afford.
Lead Exposure Complications
Being exposed to a high amount of lead, either suddenly or over time, is known to cause serious physical complications. Some of these complications include the following:
- Brain damage
- Cessation of cognitive growth
- Kidney damage
- Nervous system damage
- Loss of consciousness
Tragically, in addition to these consequences that can occur when a person is exposed to lead, a person may be killed due to such exposure. Such exposure, sadly, is fairly common when a person is near or on a construction site, particularly over a longer period of time. However, even one exposure can have deadly or dangerous consequences. As such, it’s critical that those responsible for managing such a site do their utmost to prevent dangerous lead exposure.
People exposed to lead through no fault of their own might have legal options that can help them obtain financial compensation. The experienced attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, might be able to help you get this compensation; thus, call our offices today at 866-LAWS-USA to talk about your circumstances.