BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore jury has awarded around $2 million to a man who has permanent brain damage from being exposed to lead paint as a child.
The Daily Record reports a jury on Friday awarded 24-year-old Savon Johnson $1.1 million in economic damages and $1.1 million in non-economic damages, although the latter will be reduced to $515,000 under Maryland’s mandatory cap.READ MORE: Ravens Shut Down Herbert, Chargers In 34-6 Victory
Johnson lived at a Baltimore home operated by City Homes in 1996. His lawyer, Robert J. Leonard, says Johnson’s blood lead level spiked to 15 micrograms per deciliter while living there. That’s considered a concern for lead poisoning. His mother testified the home had flaking and chipping paint.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 800 New Cases & 5 Deaths Reported Sunday
Leonard says several cases against City Homes are scheduled for trial in 2019. Defense lawyers didn’t immediately return a request for comment.First African American To Lead The Maryland National Guard Was Honored After 38-Years Of Service
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