Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch announced late last year that $1.2 million in grants was available to fight lead paint poisoning. This stems from DuPont’s $9 million donation they made two years ago in an attempt to escape a public nuisance lawsuit. Children’s Health Forum, based in Washington, administered the funds to groups in Rhode Island working on the issue of lead paint poisoning.
Originally, Rhode Island named DuPont as one of several companies that used to manufacture lead paint accusing them of creating a nuisance. While A.G. Lynch and DuPont claim the money wasn’t part of a settlement, DuPont’s name was dropped from the lawsuit.
Lead poisoning is still a problem in areas all across the country. It can cause behavioral disorders, brain damage, and death in children. If lead paint poisoning has affected you or your family, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. to schedule a consultation.