Maryland Jury Awards $5.1 Million in Lead Poisoning Case
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This article from the Detroit Legal News dramatizes how a Jury could affect you and your interest. Property Managers, imagine the phone call from your client notifying you that your client is being forced to litigate.
By Steve Lash | The Daily Record Newswire September 16, 2011
BOSTON — A Baltimore jury has awarded $5.1 million to a brain-damaged woman who spent nine of the first 12 years of her life in a rented home with flaking lead-based paint.
The award to 20-year-old Brittany S. Hazelwood includes $4.2 million in compensation for her pain and suffering and $900,000 in compensation for her economic losses.
The jury deliberated for two hours Sept. 8 before finding landlord City Homes Inc. negligent for failing to remove chipped and flaking lead-based paint at 4 N. Stockton St., where Hazelwood lived from 1993 until 2002.
Owners, contemplate the legal fees alone, no matter the result of the litigation. Do what a prudent person would do. Secure the home environment of your tenants, and be able to prove that you did it.
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