A big time settlement in court. A Baltimore jury awards $2 million to a teenager who suffered permanent brain damage after he was exposed to lead paint as a baby. The verdict came after a week-long trial.
Older homes in older cities mean a higher risk of lead poisoning. Children are especially at risk of lead poisoning. Now the Environmental Protection Agency is taking another step to keep Baltimore’s children safe.
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has paid more than $6.7 million to satisfy six outstanding lead paint judgments.
Prominent Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano has been fined $13,000 for lead paint violations at two Anne Arundel County rental properties.
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.
Just as vehicles owned by the city housing authority were about to be sent to auction to pay for damages in a lead paint lawsuit, a judge has overturned the case.
Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals has reversed $2.5 million in lead paint verdicts against Baltimore’s housing authority.
Baltimore’s housing authority is fighting the seizure of its property to pay a $2.6 million lead paint judgment.
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.
Maryland’s highest court has ruled that a law giving owners of certain rental properties immunity from personal injury lawsuits based on a child’s ingestion of lead-based paint is invalid.
More than 500 Maryland children are suffering from lead poisoning–the lowest number in years. But a new study shows there’s still lots of work to be done.
A Baltimore city councilman says he plans to ask federal officials to help force the city’s housing authority into paying one of the court-ordered lead poisoning judgments against it.