Jury awards $9.3 million in lead-paint poisoning case

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore jury has awarded $9.3 million to a man who says he was poisoned by lead-based paint at his former rowhouse.

The Daily Record of Baltimore (http://bit.ly/1I0fmfG ) reports 22-year-old Terrance Smith Jr. lived in a home in Baltimore from birth until he was six years old. In tests between 1993 and 1995, his blood-lead level was 10, twice the CDC's recommended level of 5 in children. Attorney Brian S. Brown says Smith only reached eighth grade and has been unable to work because of his condition.

Brown says Smith's case featured the lowest measured blood-lead level he has ever brought to trial. He said the home wasn't tested for lead.

Lawyers say Smith's award includes $7.9 million in noneconomic damages, which will be capped at $350,000 by the state.


Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, http://www.mddailyrecord.com

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