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Warshafsky Punishes Companies for Lead Paint Poisoning Causing Brain Damage in Children

Personal Injury Attorney Warshafsky Represents City in $85 Million Lawsuit

The city sought $85 million in damages for 41,000 Milwaukee homes in need of abatement from lead poisoning. With elevated levels of lead in their blood, a total of 19,000 children had legal claims filed. The two lead paint makers in question were both corporate giants in the industry.

Reports of lead poisoning and its harmful effects have been around for decades. Even worse, the horrific infliction resulting from this problem is still taking place. Warshafsky’s Milwaukee brain injury lawyers will not stand for such injustice, regardless of the offender’s status.

The paint companies potentially responsible for brain damage in the city’s young had previously wiggled out of the courtroom unscathed. For this exact reason, the City of Milwaukee trusted Warshafsky to serve on behalf of the city, knowing full well the Warshafsky personal injury law firm would immediately prepare for court.

Lead Paint Lawsuit Defends Milwaukee against Toxic Environments

Paint corporations attempted to shift majority of blame on corrupt landlords. However, Warshafsky found substantial evidence proving these companies knew their lead paint was toxic to children. Their reaction was to keep profiting anyway. In the early ‘70s, production of lead-based paint was nationally banned. Soon after, one of the companies in question hurriedly sold off as much as possible prior to the law taking effect.

The majority of paint repairs on Milwaukee homes had previously come from federal grants. The financial sum of $85 million would secure approximately $2,073 for repairs on each household.

One of the best Society Changing Judgments was reinstated: Every company – no matter how large, rich, or powerful – must never be exempt from accountability. This great warning guarantees our citizens are not placed on a backburner, nor destined to die as mere victims. Attorneys at Warshafsky WILL track down the culprits and make them responsible for their actions. From lead paint to brain-damage-inducing vaccines, pulling in money from the suffering of innocent children is unacceptable and the attorneys at Warshafsky will not stand for it. Whoever is guilty of this corruption can bet on the Milwaukee personal injury attorneys at Warshafsky going after them.

If you have been wronged, contact our Milwaukee brain injury attorneys for your due compensation.
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Can I sue my landlord for lead paint poisoning?

Yes, you can sue your landlord for lead paint poisoning. The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, also known as Title X, was implemented to protect families from exposure to lead from paint, dust and soil. When landlords have knowledge about lead but don’t disclose it, tenants who are harmed may be entitled to compensation, including medical costs from lead poisoning.

How much can you sue for lead poisoning?

You can sue up to $10,000 per violation of Title X your landlord is responsible for. Your landlord may be liable for up to 3 times the amount of damages you actually suffered.

What does lead poisoning do to your brain?

Lead attacks the brain and central nervous system, potentially causing a coma, convulsions or death. Based on current research, the neurological and behavioral effects of lead are believed to be irreversible.

Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorneys

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Warshafsky is a based-in-Milwaukee personal injury law firm serving the injured since the 1950s.

Warshafsky has brought hundreds of successful lawsuits against auto makers, drug companies and insurance companies. Many clients choose us in part because we are able and willing to fund a case fully through trial and even appeal. Insurance companies value your claim based on the quality of your lawyer. No other Wisconsin law firms boast a board-certified accident investigator and a doctor who is also a lawyer and an attorney who represented insurance companies.

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