A two month lead paint trial has ended in Brooklyn with a $12.75M settlement, the largest ever for such a case in New York.
According to this story in the Daily News today, 19 children from an extended family suffered irreversible damage from ingesting lead paint at city housing between 1981 and 1994. The city housing included a notorious and rancid welfare hotel that had been cited for 1,300 code violations before being shut down in 1989.
More at the link above, and from these prior articles:
- Toxic ‘nightmare’ gets day in court (Daily News, 4/16/07)
- Lead poisoned 19 of us – kids’ suit (Daily News, 5/1/07)
(Photo credit at right: Daily News)
(Eric Turkewitz is a New York personal injury attorney, who is grateful he never had to live under such decrepit conditions.)