Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning currently affects many children and families in New York. It is a hazard hidden in many of the buildings and apartments of the metro area.

Even though lead paint was banned in the U.S. in 1978, many buildings and schools built before that year are still in operation throughout the city. Some children are unwittingly exposed to this hazard every day, as they play with toys containing this type of paint or live in places that may be contaminated.

If you believe that your child has been exposed to lead surfaces and paint particles, contact us as soon as possible. A lawyer at Gorayeb & Associates will assist you and begin investigating your case so that you can be compensated for the personal injuries you have suffered. Building owners are responsible for these personal damages.

$3,000,000 was recovered for the family of a three-year-old who was poisoned by paint containing lead.

$1,250,000 was recovered for the family of a minor who was poisoned by paint containing lead.

Contact: (212) 267-9222 or (877) 377-3726

Consequences of ingesting lead-based paint:

• Cognitive problems
• Speech impediments
• Brain damage
• Incapability to finish high school
• Incapability to hold a long-term job

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Lead Poisoning $3,000,000

The parents of the little girl contacted Gorayeb & Associates realizing that their three-year-old daughter was intoxicated after ingesting lead paint.


She suffered from abdominal pain, headaches, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, learning disabilities, neurological deficits, speech problems, emotional issues and brain damage.

Jury awarded:
The case was resolved through a structured reward valued at $3,000,000


If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site or has had any kind of personal injury call Gorayeb & Associates for a free consultation: (212) 267-9222


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome

Lead Poisoning $1,215,000

$1,215,000 was obtained for the family of a minor who was poisoned by paint containing lead.


Our client told us that she and her son had lived in a Bronx apartment for three years, the paint started to chip off and it took her a while to realize it. Her son was poisoned because the paint contained lead. The boy suffered headaches and stomach aches, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight loss. The poisoning has caused him physical and psychological damages that will last for the rest of his life. He must now take medication every day because of the intoxication he suffered.


His Testimonial


“For three years, my son and I lived in a one-bedroom apartment in The Bronx. One day, I noticed that the paint was peeling off. I told my landlord to take care of the problem but he did not do it. As my child grew up, I noticed changes in my son’s mood. He also had headaches, nausea, diarrhea, stomach aches, loss of appetite and weigh loss.


When I took him to the doctor, I was horrified to learn that he was suffering the effects of lead poisoning. At that moment, I felt very angry and desperate. I needed help. The culprits needed to assume their responsibility.


One day, I was reading the paper and saw an ad for Gorayeb & Associates. It was like a ray of hope. It said: ‘Lawyers for the People. Specializing in… ’, and lead poisoning was listed.


I called Gorayeb & Associates and, after a brief conversation with one of their legal assistants, I felt much calmer. My struggle to get justice had finally begun. Through the whole process, they treated us as if we were family. After fighting to defend the rights of my son, they won our case for $1,215,000


I can now take care of my child and find a safe place to live. I don’t know how to thank Christopher Gorayeb and all his staff for everything they have done for us. Thanks a million!”


If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site or has had any kind of personal injury call Gorayeb & Associates for a free consultation(212) 267-9222


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome

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