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Building owner pays $250K to settle lead-poisoning suit

May 10, 2013

Building owner pays $250K to settle lead-poisoning suit

A Manhattan apartment building’s owner agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed that her son was poisoned by the building’s lead-based paint. The matter dates to April 2008, when a test revealed that 1-year-old Admer Llivisupa’s blood contained a toxic level of lead. His mother’s apartment was found to have 27 lead-paint hazards. Admer’s mother, Francisca Flores, claimed that her son sustained permanent damage that delayed his development. The defense contended that the initial test was tainted by improper collection methods, but it ultimately agreed to a settlement to avoid a trial. Our law firm was not involved with this case {Flores v. 610 West 157 Street Owner LLC (New York County)}, and we do not have sufficient information to comment on the settlement.
Inasmuch as infant lead poisoning is an entirely preventable disease, it saddens us that this child was unecessarily neurologically damaged. We wish him a good recovery.


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