Jury Awards $21M In Lead Poisoning Case

Law360, New York (October 7, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT) -- A Baltimore jury has handed down a $21 million verdict to a 24-year-old woman who claimed she was exposed to lead poisoning as a child from a home provided by the city’s housing authority.

On Wednesday the jury in the Baltimore City Circuit Court awarded Marie Carter $850,000 in economic damages and more than $20 million in non-economic damages after finding the Housing Authority of Baltimore City liable for the plaintiff’s brain damage.

While the $21 million award represents one of the largest on record for...
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