Lead Paint Poisoning
A jury has awarded more than $3.8 million to two Baltimore women who suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to lead paint as babies.
Her kids were awarded $2.6 million because of lead poisoning suffered in Baltimore City’s public housing. But last week, a judge ruled the city didn’t have to pay up. Now that mother is speaking to WJZ.
Cracking down on lead paint. Lead poisoning can cause permanent brain damage in children–or even kill them. Now there’s a new federal push to tighten regulations.
The Baltimore City Sheriff has begun the process of seizing trucks, computers and other equipment owned by the city’s housing authority to pay an outstanding lead paint poisoning judgment.
Victims of lead paint poisoning successfully sue the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, but they aren’t getting the money a jury awarded.
Maryland’s health department is investigating why records documenting lead poisoning among children in the state were destroyed.