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$________ CONFIDENTIAL – Lead paint poisoning – Inspection company negligence – Plaintiff alleged that defendant inspection company was liable to plaintiff for her lead poisoning injuries when it negligently stated that apartment was in compliance – Alleged cognitive deficits

Withheld County, MA

In this lead paint poisoning matter, the plaintiff alleged that the landlord and inspection company were responsible for the lead poisoning as a result of lead paint at the apartment unit where the plaintiff was a tenant. The plaintiff alleged various cognitive deficits as a result of the lead poisoning. The defendants denied liability and damages.

The female plaintiff was residing in a rental unit owned by the defendant landlord which had been inspected by the defendant inspection company. The plaintiff and her family were led to believe that the apartment unit was in compliance with lead paint requirements, as its compliance had been certified to by the defendant inspection company. The plaintiff developed lead poisoning as a result of her exposure to lead paint the premises. The plaintiff alleged that she sustained cognitive deficits as a result of her lead paint exposure, including mild to moderate deficits in attention, processing speed, and working memory. The plaintiff also alleged lower than average intelligence. The plaintiff brought suit against the landlord and the inspection company, alleging negligence.

The defendant landlord settled the plaintiff’s claim for the sum of $________. The defendant inspection company disputed liability for the plaintiff’s alleged injuries and damages, maintaining that it was not liable.

Prior to this trial, he parties agreed to resolve the plaintiff’s claim for the sum of $________ in a confidential settlement between the parties, as to the defendant inspection company.

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