Child exposed to lead-based paint in apartment wins $12.72 million jury verdict for severe intellectual and behavioral problems
bring about the boy’s condition. The jury verdict was for $12.72 million, and the Defendant has appealed the verdict. The case is: Lagoa v. Joremi Enters., Inc., N.Y., Bronx Co. Sup., No. 22157/01, Apr. 29, 2008.
For similar cases, see Gutierrez v. 824 S.E. Blvd. Realty, Inc., 52 AAJ L. Rep. 22 (Feb. 2009), in which a jury awarded three children a total of $21 million for the lead poisoning they suffered from exposure to lead paint in their apartments; and Perez v. 2246 Holding Corp., 51 AAJ L. Rep. 248 (Oct. 2008), a case in which a jury awarded a child $4.65 million, reduced to $1.38 million by the court, for the brain damage he sustained as a result of lead poisoning from exposure to lead paint in his apartment.