- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore jury has awarded $2 million to a 17-year-old who suffered permanent brain damage after he was exposed to lead paint as a baby.

The Baltimore City Circuit Court jury returned that verdict Friday following a week-long trial. The award includes more than $818,000 in noneconomic damages that will be capped at $545,000 under Maryland law.

The teen’s lawsuit says he got lead-paint poisoning while living in a northeast Baltimore house from his birth in 1997 until 2001.

His attorney says testing found nine surfaces in the house had been painted with lead-based paint, and the teen’s family testified that their landlord ignored complaints of flaking paint at the time.

The Daily Record reports (https://bit.ly/1rkFtou) that an attorney for the property’s owner, the Dackman Co., declined to comment.

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Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, https://www.mddailyrecord.com


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