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Lead Poisoning Rates Rise in the United States: New York Personal Injury Lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm Expresses Concern

Lead Poisoning Rates Rise in the United States: New York Personal Injury Lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm Expresses Concern

New York, N.Y (PRWEB) April 19, 2013

More than half a million U.S. children have unacceptably high levels of lead in their systems, health officials say. Based on an April 5 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of children with lead poisoning has doubled after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lowered the threshold for lead poisoning last year from 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood to 5 micrograms. The report states that one in 38 young children have lead poisoning in the United States.

Lead has been banned in household paint since 1978 and from gasoline by the late 1980s, but children still get lead poisoning when they live in old homes that are in a state of disrepair, according to the CDC. Lead poisoning can lead to irreversible organ damage and cause other problems in children including learning and developmental disabilities, CDC states. A year ago, under the older standard, CDC estimated that somewhere between 77,000 and 255,000 children under 5 years of age had high levels of lead. However, under the new standard, an estimated 535,000 young children have lead poisoning, the report states.

These are alarming numbers and a definite cause for concern, said New York personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm. “Young children suffer long-term health problems as a result of lead poisoning. Peeling or chipped paint from walls covered in lead based paint is one of the main causes of lead poisoning in young children.”

Building owners are required to maintain their properties so they do not present lead-related hazards to tenants and occupants, Wilhelm said. “Poor maintenance often causes lead poisoning in New York City’s older apartment buildings. Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their premises are safe for residents and visitors including maintaining a lead-free environment.”

About the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm

The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm is a personal injury litigation firm with an unwavering dedication to its clients. With more than 41 years of experience, our firm strives to obtain the best compensation for those who have been injured or those who have lost a loved one due to an accident or by someone else’s negligence. We handle cases dealing with personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, dental malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, rape, paralysis, comas, seizures, false arrest, lead poisoning, trips and slips and falls, elevator accidents, construction accidents, Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, brain damage, blindness, hearing loss, dog bite cases, fire and smoke inhalation accidents, bicycle accidents, falls from windows or scaffolds, and many other types of accidents and injuries.

Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.

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Question by : Kids too old to be in back, coming from a man who’s not their parent?
SHORT QUESTION – Is the rule “no kids under 13 in the front seat” ridiculous? If someone who was not the child’s parent told you one of your rules was ridiculous and stupid and would cause the kids to hate you, would you consider refining it, or tell them to mind their own?


First, I have 6 younger siblings, ranging from almost 2 to barely 13. I raised 4 of them up until January when I gave 70% custody back to their bio mother. However, I still OFTEN have the kids anywhere from 1 night to a couple weeks, and it might be one kids, or it might be 4-5.
My SO & I are serious, and we plan to live together in the future, and hopefully marry. For the time being though, we lead our own separate and independent lives. My SO buys what he wants when he wants, even plans future moves, housing locations, and careers without me. He says he’ll only do things that benefit both of us, and I *DO* know he’s planning a good future together, however he doesn’t TALK to me about what I THINK. Example – Instead of “What do you think of the Veloster? Would you be okay with me getting this one?” It’s “I’m going to get a Veloster when I go back to work.” (medical leave) and “It can fit your dog or a couple kids in the back, and the gas mileage is good for me going to work and back, and you traveling a lot.”
However, when I mention wanting my next car to be a Tahoe, he FREAKS. As in, started screaming at me about how it’s not practical for both of us and our future because it’s expensive and has poor gas mileage.

Thing is..I need a vehicle that can fit up to 6 children at once, AND can pull a loaded 8 horse trailed plus a boat.

When he mentioned “the kids will fit in the Veloster” I said “No, it only has 4 seats total..that’s 2 kids” He said “You can fit more than that in it! If you take the kids and I don’t go along, you can fit them all.” I said “I will only take as many kids as there are seat belts, and I don’t allow the kids up that’s two kids..because the car has 2 back seat belts.”

He then switched from being angry about the Tahoe to SCREAMING at me that I treat the kids like they’re still 2 and that them not being allowed up front is ridiculous and stupid, and flat our said “they’re going to hate you for the way you treat them.”

First of all – I’m furious he said that. It’s inappropriate, disrespectful, and rude, to tell someone that the things that mean everything to them and keep them on this planet are going to hate them in the near future.

Second – They NOT his children, and he’s never been responsible for them or even close to them. It’s not his place to judge my parenting, as we do not have our own children together.

Next – My rule is no children under 13 up front, UNLESS they have met the height/weight recommendations for up front air bags before they turn 13.

Being stupid & ridiculous? Or tell him to get over it & not speak of it anymore, certainly not scream at me about it?

Best answer:

Answer by Margarita
It’s better safe than sorry when dealing with kids in the car. It’s not a ridiculous rule and they obviously will not hate you for it. They might complain sometimes but they will always know that you are safety conscious and that’s a good thing.

It’s really not his business since you said at this point, even though you are planning a future together, at this point you lead separate lives.

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