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What Is the Average Settlement Value of a Lead Poisoning Case?

If your blood work came back positive for lead poisoning, after feeling ill for some time, you are probably considering your legal options. State and federal regulations in regards to lead exposure reflect the seriousness of lead poisoning. If you or a loved one were victims of lead poisoning, you can file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries. In the following sections, you will find general information about lead poisoning. Our law firm has been approached many times by people interested in filing claims for lead poisoning. The most common question asked revolves around the value of a lead poisoning claim: How much is a lead poisoning case worth? How much your lead poisoning case is worth depends on many factors. In the following sections, you will find information on settlement amounts for a lead poisoning case as well as an overview of the factors that affect the amount of compensation a victim is eligible to receive.

The following sections will provide enough information to give you a general idea about facts surrounding lead poisoning lawsuits. However, you should not use the information provided to substitute the information that a skilled lead poisoning attorney can provide. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible to and schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion with one of our experienced lead poisoning attorneys. Only a lead poisoning attorney will be able to provide information specific to your case. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible.

Type of Compensation
The type of compensation a victim might be eligible to receive varies depending on the severity and permanency of the injuries sustained. Below you will find a list of the different compensation you might be able to receive:

  • Medical expenses—this is, perhaps, the most obvious form of compensation. Any medical expenses associated with your injuries are eligible for compensation. If you are expected to need further medical care in the future, you might be compensated for future medical expenses. If you need in-home medical assistance, you could also receive compensation for that.
  • Lost wages—lead poisoning can lead to painful symptoms that can prevent you from being able to go to work. If your child is the one experiencing the symptoms, you might have stayed home from work for some time. Whatever the case, you might be eligible to receive compensation for the time you were out of work. If you are expected to stay out of work in the future, you might be compensated for that, too. The amount you receive will be based on your wage history.
  • Pain and suffering—the pain and suffering caused by your injuries is also eligible for compensation. The more pain and suffering caused by your lead poisoning injuries, the more compensation you will receive.
  • Mental and emotional distress—the injuries caused by lead poisoning can result in victims experiencing mental and emotional distress. This mental and emotional distress is eligible for compensation.
  • Loss of consortium—a plaintiff might receive compensation for loss of consortium if the victim’s injuries are so severe that they affect the ability to continue having a normal, loving relationship with his or her family.
  • Punitive damages—these damages are supposed to punish the defendant or the party responsible for the victim’s injuries. These damages are also meant to try and prevent something similar from reoccurring.

If the injuries were so severe that the victim lost his or her life, a lawsuit brought forth by surviving family members can result in the following compensation:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Medical expenses acquired before the victim’s death
  • Mental and emotional distressed of the victim’s family
  • Loss of financial contribution
  • Loss of consortium

As you can see, compensation comes in a few different forms. Also, if the victim, unfortunately, loses his or her life, the type of compensation that surviving family members might receive is generally similar to the compensation a living victim would receive. For more information on the type of compensation you or your loved one is eligible to receive or the average value of a lead poisoning lawsuit, contact Normandie Law Firm and speak to an experienced lead poisoning attorney as soon as possible.

Past Verdicts and Settlements
Before you decide to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for exposing you to lead and causing lead poisoning in you or your loved one, you might be interested in getting more information on the payment amount you can expect of your lawsuit. Contact a lead poisoning attorney as soon as possible to discuss the average case value of a lead poisoning case. Below you will find a few examples that demonstrate the verdict and settlement value of a lead poisoning injury case:

  • $320 million—sixteen plaintiffs received compensation after a company caused the residents of the area to suffer from lead poisoning. The plaintiffs were also awarded for their health problems and loss of earnings.
  • $8.5 million—a fifteen-year-old was suffering from lead poisoning after being exposed to lead since the age of seven at two different residences managed by the same property management team.
  • $6.9 million—two young males (eleven and 9) were exposed to and suffered lead poisoning for more than six years in their own home.
  • $4.8 million—a twelve-year-old girl experienced lead poisoning since she was two years old. The young girl had been exposed to lead-based paint.
  • $1 million—a young child was exposed to lead-based paint in their family’s apartment.

As you can see, the amount of compensation given to victims of lead poisoning varies. For more settlement results and an estimated payout amount for your case, contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Normandie Law Firm—We are here to Help
Normandie Law Firm is a personal injury law firm dedicated to helping the victims of lead poisoning. If you were exposed to sudden high levels of lead or constant low levels of lead, you might have lead poisoning. Lead poisoning can cause devastating—usually permanent—injuries in both children and adults. Where could you be exposed to lead? Lead can be found in toys, schools, soil, water, and even in your home. You might have the right to receive compensation for your injuries. The lawyers at Normandie Law Firm can help you. Our lawyers have handled many lead poisoning lawsuits in the past.

Normandie Law Firm aims to facilitate the legal process for victims of lead poisoning; we know that you might be struggling with the effects of lead poisoning, so we do not want you to struggle with obtaining legal services. Normandie Law Firm provides free consultations; a consultation with an experienced lead poisoning attorney is just a call away. During your free consultation, you can expect our lead poisoning attorneys to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. Our attorneys will give you information on state and federal lead regulations, lead poisoning compensation amounts, and how to commence the legal process against the responsible party. If you already have an attorney at another law firm, you might have doubts and might need a second opinion. Consider your experience with your current attorney. Did he or she spend an appropriate amount of time evaluating your case and giving you all the information you need? Unfortunately, many attorneys reduce the quality of the services they provide because they rush through cases and consultations to increase their overall numbers. If you feel like you do not have enough information or still have general questions, your attorney likely overlooked or neglected pieces of vital information. Do not risk the outcome of your case. Contact Normandie Law Firm and receive a free second opinion—let us help you get your case back on the right track. Our law firm will give your case all the time necessary to ensure that you get the most compensation possible. Contact Normandie Law Firm and join our legal family.

Normandie Law Firm’s free consultation and free second opinions are part of the law firm’s Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that you will never have to worry about paying any upfront fees. Additionally, since our law firm is strictly based on contingency, you will not have to pay anything until our experienced lead poisoning attorneys win your lawsuit. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation or free second opinion at your earliest convenience.

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