$450,000 Settlement for Lead Poisoning
Blume Donnelly partner David M. Fried represented a little boy and his family in this lead poisoning case. Prior to lead being found in his blood, the child was diagnosed as severely autistic. David argued the boy’s symptoms were not consistent with autism but were all due to lead exposure from paint in the family’s dwelling; or, in the alternative, the lead exposure significantly exacerbated the boy’s limitations caused by his underlying autism. The Defense claimed all of the boy’s deficits were from autism, and not due to the lead poisoning.