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If you or a loved one has been injured due to lead poisoning or lead exposure, our lead poisoning lawyers are here to help.

Unfortunately, hundreds of Tampa residents are at risk of lead poisoning due to toxic levels of lead at the Gopher Resource lead smelter in Tampa.

Our experienced attorneys understand the damage lead exposure has on the body and how it can easily turn into lead poisoning when contamination levels are too high or through chronic exposure.

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Many of the symptoms of lead poisoning may go unnoticed, particularly in adults as they present as co-morbidities.

High blood pressure, difficulties with memory or concentration, and joint pain can be easily overlooked. Some might even say those are just signs of aging, however, they are also symptoms of lead poisoning in adults.

Risk of Further Lead Contamination

Lead may also travel on the clothes and footwear of those working in the auto repair, mining, pipe fitting, battery manufacturing, painting, construction, and certain other fields.

This transmission is especially troublesome for those with young children, as lead poisoning may leave the child developmentally delayed with learning difficulties for the rest of their lives.

If a worker does not change clothes prior to getting into their vehicle and entering their home, lead dust attached to them may contaminate everything they touch, including furniture and flooring.

Children in this environment are not only exposed to the lead dust, but they are more likely to put their hands in their mouths, thereby ingesting lead.

Avoiding Lead Exposure at Work

There are ways to minimize lead exposure and prevent lead poisoning, even for those who work in a dangerous setting.

Our lawyers often review these factors during lead exposure lawsuits to determine how egregious the conduct of a lead smelter or other bad actor may have been.

While it seems perhaps too simple, keeping the environment clean and free of dust is critical, but when that is not possible, cleaning floors and other surfaces with a wet mop will reduce exposure.

Using the appropriate safety equipment, including breathing apparatus and skin protection should also be high on the list.

To protect loved ones, Harvard University recommends those who work in a dangerous setting and are regularly exposed to lead should change clothes at work before going home.

Harvard also recommends at minimum washing your hands and face before leaving work if showering is not possible.

Contact a Lead Poisoning Lawyer

Our law firm and lawyers cannot reverse lead exposure or lead poisoning, but they may be able to help victims pursue justice against those responsible.

Whether the injuries are from the Gopher Resource lead smelter in Tampa or another source our lawyers will vigorously advocate on behalf of our clients to ensure they receive the resources needed to achieve the highest possible quality of life.

We hope you and your family never need a lead poisoning attorney, but we stand ready to fight on behalf of those that do.

Call (813) 273-0017 for a free consultation or contact us online.

References

Ceballos, D., & Franck, M. (2016, August 30). Are you bringing toxic chemicals home from work? Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://sites.sph.harvard.edu/hoffman-program/2015/12/07/are-you-bringing-toxic-chemicals-home-from-work/

Johnson, C. G., Murray, E., & Woolington, R. (2021, March 24). POISONED: Part 1: The factory. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/workers-florida-lead-smelter-exposed-dangerous-levels-neurotoxin/

Lead poisoning. (2019, December 20). Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/symptoms-causes/syc-20354717

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