This case involves a couple who purchased a house from a realtor. The couple’s offer of sale was contingent on their getting a HUD loan. The loan approval process included an appraisal and inspection of the house. The appraisal form included an order to remove all the chipped and peeling paint on the garage and home exterior before the closing. The realtor had the home painted and the couple later bought the house. Three months later, the couple’s 4-year-old son began to experience increased lead levels, allegedly from consuming paint chips or inhaling paint dust around the house. The couple took their son to a doctor for blood tests and the tests revealed that his lead levels had continued to rise steadily and his lead levels peaked about seven months after they bought the house. The couple brought a lawsuit against the realtor for negligence in failing to notify them about the hazard created by the lead-based paint in the house.