Baltimore City Lead Paint Verdict- Million+
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Oct 07, 2010 in Uncategorized
Just yesterday a Baltimore City jury returned a $20 Million dollar verdict in a lead paint case against the Baltimore City Housing Authority. About $825,000.00 were awarded in economic damages and about $20 Million Dollars in non-economic damages. The jury did not consider punitive damages (punitive damages are very difficult to get in Maryland). This jury verdict will be reduced because of Maryland's cap on non-economic damages. Just last week, the Maryland Court of Appeals upheld Maryland's cap on non-economic damages there will surely be post-trial motions and a motion for remittitur so the plaintiff will not be collecting $20 Million Dollars.
Lead paint is known to cause serious brain damages to children. Unfortunately, many homes in Maryland and Washington, D.C. are contaminated with lead paint. In this case where the $20 Million dollar jury verdict was rendered yesterday, the plaintiff's IQ was diminished by 10 points to 89 which is below average.