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.
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.
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.
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.
Open government advocates are criticizing blacked-out emails from the Maryland attorney general’s office in a state health department report on the destruction of lead poisoning records.
Baltimore senators want to hold $17.5 million planned for a youth prison until Baltimore City leaders say how they will pay millions of dollars in settlements in lead paint lawsuits.
Maryland’s health department is investigating why records documenting lead poisoning among children in the state were destroyed.