Zaorski Wins Landmark LCMV Birth Defect Case

LCMV-birth-defectJohn Zaorski, Esquire, Personal injury Attorney in New Jersey with Cappuccio & Zaorski, LLC, has won a $6 Million settlement (Docket # L-8429-11) for his client whose son was born with significant birth defects following her exposure to mice carrying the Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis virus (LCMV).

On September 23, 2010, Leroy Kilpatrick was born with devastating birth defects, including mental retardation, spastic quadriplegia, blindness and deafness, which doctors determined was caused by in-utero exposure to LCMV. Court documents demonstrate that Leroy Kilpatrick’s mother was subject to a rodent infested environment while pregnant and living at the Brigantine Home Apartments in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“We’re pleased to see justice done for this family. We are very pleased with the result in this case. Leroy Kilpatrick’s condition is a direct result of negligence by the housing development to offer adequate pest prevention and eradication”, said John Zaorski, Esq., Managing Partner at Cappuccio & Zaorski, LLC.

LCMV is a rodent-borne virus primarily found in the urine, feces and saliva of house mice. While living at the Brigantine Home Apartments, Leroy Kilpatrick’s mother had repeatedly complained about the presence of mice in her home.

“My client did her part to inform the housing provider that there was a rodent problem but they failed to fulfill their responsibilities, resulting in Leroy Kilpatrick’s unfortunate condition. We’re pleased to see justice done for this family,” Zaorski said.

The law firm of Cappuccio & Zaorski, LLC seeks fair compensation for their clients who have suffered personal injury. As a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in New Jersey, they pride themselves on offering the best possible legal services, including a continued commitment to client satisfaction and ongoing communication throughout the litigation process.

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