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Lawsuit claims child was harmed by home's lead-based paint

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 2, 2018


The plaintiff claims that by the time the child was diagnosed Jan. 2, 2017, he had dangerously high levels of lead in his blood. | File photo

NEW ORLEANS – A man claims that his minor child had high levels of lead in his blood after living in a house with lead-based paint.

Yon Davis, on behalf of his minor child, filed a lawsuit Jan. 2 against Oletha S. Broussard, Wallace Broussard and Sadie Signal in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place beginning Sept. 1, 2015. The plaintiff claims that by the time the child was diagnosed Jan. 2, 2017, he had dangerously high levels of lead in his blood due to the negligence of the defendant to warn the plaintiff of the lead-based paint in the property.

The defendant is accused of negligence.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Andrew W. Horstmyer in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robin Giarrusso.

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case No. is 2018-3.

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