NYC schools tested positive for lead paint nearly 50K times in 5 years thumbnail

NYC schools tested positive for lead paint nearly 50K times in 5 years

Manhattan lawyer Reuven Frankel, who specializes in representing victims of lead poisoning, likewise said: “The current system is risky and the risk is a child’s brain development.”

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Exposed to lead as a baby, Bishop now struggles in school. Could an evaluation used in Flint help NYC students like him? thumbnail

Exposed to lead as a baby, Bishop now struggles in school. Could an evaluation used in Flint help NYC students like him?

Jeffries’ attorney, Reuven Frankel, hired a consultant to check the apartment for remaining lead; they still found traces of it in the home. In the months after his first blood test, Bishop’s lead level had dropped to 5 micrograms per deciliter, right at the cutoff where intervention isn’t typically seen as necessary.

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City failed to remove lead-poisoned kids from toxic NYCHA apartments thumbnail

City failed to remove lead-poisoned kids from toxic NYCHA apartments

It’s another example of how the city fails to enforce its own laws,” said Reuven Frankel, an attorney with a history of filing lead-related suits against NYCHA.

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NYC DOE Faces Potential $10 Million Lawsuit Over Lead-Poisoned Child thumbnail

NYC DOE Faces Potential $10 Million Lawsuit Over Lead-Poisoned Child

According to Velasco’s attorney, Reuven Frankel, the Health Department’s inquiry ultimately led to a grandparent’s apartment in Queens — where lead paint was also found — and to the child’s school.

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Bumbling city inspectors missed lead violations that poisoned Brooklyn 2-year-old, lawsuit says thumbnail

Bumbling city inspectors missed lead violations that poisoned Brooklyn 2-year-old, lawsuit says

“I’m not really sure what was going on,” said Rollins’ lawyer, Reuven Frankel. “But the city had multiple opportunities to ameliorate the harm that arose from their negligence, and completely failed.”

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City agencies sent two families from shelters to apartments with lead paint, records show thumbnail

City agencies sent two families from shelters to apartments with lead paint, records show

But it is not just the landlord who is to blame, said family lawyer, Reuven Frankel. The city’s Department of Homeless Services did nothing to ensure the apartment was a safe spot to place Osemwekha and her son, Supreme Matheison, the lawyer said.

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NYC mother seeks millions from city after child's lead poisoning thumbnail

NYC mother seeks millions from city after child's lead poisoning

Rollins’ claims, filed by her attorney, Reuven Frankel, come as the New York City Housing Authority, NYCHA, is under fire for failing to conduct required annual lead paint inspections in public housing complexes. The New York Post reported last month that lawsuits stemming from NYCHA’s inspection failures could cost the city up to $100 million.

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NYCHA lead-testing plan has yet to reach sites with the most young children thumbnail

NYCHA lead-testing plan has yet to reach sites with the most young children

The rate of lead poisoning has decreased significantly in private and public housing since 2010, but even one child with lead poisoning is too many, said attorney Reuven Frankel, who represents individuals poisoned by lead.

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Legal bill for NYCHA flubs might cost taxpayers $100M thumbnail

Legal bill for NYCHA flubs might cost taxpayers $100M

Lawyer Reuven Frankel, another expert in lead-poisoning cases, said juries have awarded verdicts in the range of $1 million to $4 million per child, and “you have settlements north or south of that.” “Multiply that by the number of kids you’re talking about — you’re talking about a lot of money,” he added.

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