Mother of four sues over childrens' exposure to lead paint in Chicago apartment

By Robb Jeffries | Dec 3, 2014


A Chicago mother is suing for medical expenses incurred by her four children after allegedly being exposed to lead paint in their apartment.

Patricia Lewis of Chicago filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Nov. 26, citing negligence by the owners and landlords of the building. Ronald Roman, Alan Roman, Leon Wolin, Norman G. Levin, Betty Wise and Joesph Wise are all listed as defendants, along with Chicago Title Land Trust Co., Wolin-Levin Inc. and Gerald Borothman & Co.

According to the complaint, Lewis’ four children were exposed to lead paint in her apartment in the 6000 Block of South Chappel Avenue in 1996 and 1997, when they became ill with lead poisoning. Lewis alleges her children have needed extensive medical treatment for the ailment, which left them with permanent disabilities.

Lewis seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus court fees, and is represented by attorneys Jason Epstein and Phillip A. Brigham, both of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L012427.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and represents only one side of the story.

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