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Legal Aid client and attorney featured in three-part series on lead poisoning

Posted May 22, 2023
10:00 am

La'Chreasha Wheeler, 41, stands with her daughters, Ashari, 13, and Sariyah, 3, in front of the home on East 144th Street in Cleveland where Sariyah was exposed to lead based paint last year. Credit: Tim Harrison / Special to Signal Cleveland

Signal Cleveland recently completed a three-part series featuring Legal Aid client, La’Chreasha Wheeler. After her daughter suffered from lead poisoning and her landlord failed to correct the lead issues within her home, La’Chreasha sought help from Legal Aid and was connected with Legal Aid attorney, Maria Smith. Read the full story in the Signal Cleveland links provided below:

Part I - Cleveland family forced from home by lead poisoning hazards

Part II - Cleveland lacks safety for families displaced by lead hazards

Part III - No easy answers for families displaced by lead hazards

If you have problems regarding lead paint and other issues in your home, Legal Aid may be able to help.  Call 888-817-3777 or apply for help online.

Additional information & resources:

Lead Poisoning: Lead Poisoning: Rights, Remedies & Resources

Housing / Tenant's Rights: Tenant’s Rights

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