NEW YORK, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- THE FRANKEL LAW FIRM recently recovered for a client who was the victim of childhood lead poisoning the sum of Two Million and Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,600,000.00) for damages which he sustained from ingestion of lead based paint in two apartments.
The suit alleged in part that the plaintiff was seriously lead poisoned in an apartment in Westchester County, New York and in another apartment in New York City. The plaintiff alleged that the child suffered severe poisoning as a result of the defendants' negligence in failing to properly maintain the apartments free of lead based paint. It was alleged that plaintiff had ingested lead paint chips, lead dust and had chewed on a window sill which contained illegal levels of lead paint.
Lead in a potent neurotoxin which can cause serious and permanent injuries if ingested. These potential injuries may include cognitive and other very serious injuries as well as increasing the risk for various diseases requiring medical monitoring. Research has shown that there is no known safe level of lead ingestion for a child.
Founded in 1978 by Michael Stewart Frankel, a pioneer in the area of childhood lead poisoning litigation in New York State, The Frankel Law Firm (www.frankellawfirm.com) (tel # 212-8885100) has successfully represented many families in lead poisoning actions over several decades, and was the attorney of record on precedent setting and reported cases in lead poisoning litigation including Juarez v. Wavecrest Mgt. Team, Ltd., 88 NY2d 628 (1996) (establishing a landlord's regulatory liability for childhood lead poisoning in New York City under Local Law 1); Munoz v. Puretz, 301 AD2d 382 (1st Dept 2003) (liability of landlord for prenatal exposure to lead-based paint suffered by the unborn child of a tenant); Zaman v. Patwary, 295 AD2d 424 (2d Dept 2002) (notice of a child under Local Law 1); Perez v. New York City Hous. Auth., 304 AD 2d 736 (2d Dept 2003) (collateral estoppel effect of DOH lead paint violations).