City Sued Over Lead-Poisoned Child

News Story (Connecticut)

City Sued Over Lead-Poisoned Child

October 31, 2017 | Christopher Peak | New Haven Independent
New Haven Legal Assistance Association filed the lawsuit in state Housing Court on Monday claiming that the city violated both state law and local ordinances in its response to off-the-charts lead levels in the blood of Jacob Guaman.
Tags: Lead Poisoning

Legal Aid Takes City To Task On Lead

Feature (Connecticut)

Legal Aid Takes City To Task On Lead

August 24, 2017 | Christopher Peak | New Haven Independent
Despite two city-ordered series of repairs, a child is still living at a west side apartment with lead-paint poisoning — the latest chapter in a decade-long saga that’s now the subject of a demand letter and an upcoming suit by legal aid lawyers.
Tags: Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning lawsuit highlights Cleveland family’s plight to find safe, affordable housing

Feature (Ohio)

Lead poisoning lawsuit highlights Cleveland family’s plight to find safe, affordable housing

May 29, 2017 | Rachel Dissell , Brie Zeltner | Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
The Legal Aid Society sued Cleveland on her behalf last week, in hopes the court will force city officials to follow state lead laws designed to protect children exposed to the brain damaging toxin, often in their homes.
Tags: Lead Poisoning