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Lead Poisoning

Criminal consequences needed for those who target lead poison victims

Criminal consequences needed for those who target lead poison victims

The recent Sun article, “They sought ‘lead paint virgins’ and bought their settlements. It will be hard for victims to get their money back” (Jan. 21), should shock us all. The depiction of firms taking financial advantage of young people poisoned by lead highlights the need for stronger penalties for agents and attorneys who knowingly circumvent ethical practices and established business norms to profit from lead poisoning. We owe it to the victims of lead poisoning to ensure that the compensation they receive through the courts or settlements is not negated by unscrupulous...

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