Court orders Cleveland to post signs warning of lead hazards in homes

The court's ruling comes a year after The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland asked the court to compel Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Public Health Director Merle Gordon to comply with state laws and rules.

News Story (Ohio)

Rachel Dissell
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
May 24, 2018

Tags: Lead Poisoning

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland


Legal Aid filed the lawsuit on behalf of a toddler who was poisoned in 2016 in the West Side rental home where she lived with her parents and siblings. Legal Aid argued that city health officials failed to notify her parents for months after a city investigation showed extremely high levels of lead dust in the home, including in the child’s playroom.

The case was about more than one child, Legal Aid attorney said at the time.