24 Hour News 8 report that a couple in Grand Rapids who manage 67 rental properties, are accused by federal government of not telling their renters about lead-based paint in their units.
According to court documents reviewed by 24 Hour News 8 children in at least five units became ill, causing the children to have elevated blood levels due to the lead-based paint in the homes.
The civil lawsuit wants a judgment against the couple, Jose and Guilermina Sierra, and an order forcing them to comply. It is suspected that the Sierras did not inform their tenants of the lead-based paint in their units, and federal law requires landlords to do so along with written information about it in the lease.
If a child receives lead poisoning from living at a rental property a lead poisoning lawsuit can give rise and the landlord may be liable to the victim or the family for compensation. An experienced Michigan child lead poisoning attorney will obtain all of the records to see if the facility was at fault for the poisoning and settle your case so that you and your family will be compensated for the injuries that were caused.
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