Family awarded millions after long lead paint lawsuit

A 13-year court battle has led to what some are calling the largest lead paint verdict in state history.The Bronx Supreme Court awarded Elsa Gutierrez

THE BRONX - A 13-year court battle has led to what some are calling the largest lead paint verdict in state history.

The Bronx Supreme Court awarded Elsa Gutierrez and Magnolia Reyes $21 million. The women's daughters, now teenagers, suffered brain damage due to high levels of lead paint in their apartments at 824 Southern Blvd.

Jahira Gutierrez, 15, says she is unable to read due to her limited brain function. She feels the lead paint may have robbed her of potential.

"I would have been somebody in life," she says. "I can't believe he did this."

News 12 The Bronx tried to contact the landlord and are awaiting his response.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets to find out 1 Word on the Street: Favorite U.S President
2 12 on Health: Foods that help fight diseases
Surveillance video shows the man placing a $50 3 Man robbed while paying for meal at Burger King
A mini-van plowed through a mini-mart in the 4 Van crashes into Bronx mini-mart, nearly crushes man
Bronx residents of Bengladeshi heritage celebrated the 40th 5 Bengladeshi community marks Int'l Language Day

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE