Lead paint can ruin the lives of young people and this fact has been known to paint manufacturers and landlords for years! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned us about these dangers but, unfortunately some people just look the other way in an attempt to avoid responsibility.
I am happy to report that a Baltimore City jury recently held a landlord accountable for the injuries suffered by a 7 year old girl who was exposed to lead paint from birth up to her third birthday. Medical experts testified that the young girl, Tyaih Dodd, suffered brain damage and lost up to 8 IQ points because of her exposure to lead.
The damages were to be paid by the owner of the property, Stanley Rochkind, and its manager, Dear Management & Construction Company.