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Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger
Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger

Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques. Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought at the time. One of her children had suffered lead poisoning when the family had lived elsewhere, she recalled in a recent interview, and she was pregnant then with her fourth child, Cecil. "I was told it was a great opportunity — it was lead-safe," Smith said. "It was one less thing I had to worry about." But something went wrong while she and her children lived at 1110 Rutland Ave., according to a...