Lowthert family sues over Miller-Driscoll air quality

Marissa and Christopher Lowthert of Wilton have filed suit in Stamford Superior Court against the Board of Education, Wilton schools, and town officials claiming their children suffered injuries due to poor indoor air quality and other conditions while students at Miller-Driscoll School. The suit was dated Nov. 17.

Named as defendants were the Board of Education, Wilton Schools, former Superintendent of Schools Gary Richards, Miller-Driscoll Principal Cheryl Jensen-Gerner, Ken Post, the school district’s director of financial planning and operations, Board of Education Chairman Bruce Likly, and First Selectman Bill Brennan.

The Lowtherts are represented by Westport attorney Joseph S. Hubicki.

The complaint says the Lowtherts, on behalf of their minor children, are alleging their children “were injured after being subjected for years to wet building conditions, mold, poor indoor air quality, high carbon dioxide, and poor ventilation” at Miller-Driscoll School.

It further says the children “sustained injuries which can be permanent or long-standing” including chronic congestion, cognitive symptoms, asthma, building-related illness, mold, allergy, allergic symptoms, nosebleeds, headaches, sore throat, nausea, behavioral changes, and insomnia.

As a result, the suit says the children will continue to “endure pain and suffering” and be limited in their “ability to carry on and enjoy all of life’s activities.”