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Priest alleges minor children were harmed by lead exposure in Peru

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 28, 2018

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ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis priest alleges an international natural resource company that operated in a region in Peru released lead that damaged several minor children.

Father Chris Collins, as next friend of minor children N.F.A.P.; T.A.R., et al. filed a complaint on May 23 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Doe Run Resources Corp., A.R. Acquisition, et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, Collins alleges that the minor plaintiffs sustained injuries due to exposure to lead and other toxic substances from the defendants' ownership, disposal and release of lead and materials containing lead in La Oroya, Peru. He alleges the minors were damaged by physical and psychological injuries, permanent disabilities, weight loss, anemia and other economic and non-economic damages.

The plaintiff holds Doe Run Resources Corp., A.R. Acquisition, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently stored, maintained and released materials containing lead and other toxic substances at its complex in La Oroya.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in of more than $25,000, plus punitive damages, costs, expenses and all other relief that is proper. They are represented by Wilson D. Sikes and Paul J. Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Edwardsville, Illinois; D. Todd Matthews of Gori, Julian & Associates in Edwardsville, Illinois; and Andrew V. Tramont of Rodriguez Tramont + Nunez PA in Coral Gables, Florida.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-cc-02925

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The Gori Law FirmNapoli Shkolnik PLLCSt. Louis Circuit CourtDoe Run Resources CorporationRodriguez Tramont & Nunez PA