A federal jury on Monday will begin hearing a civil rights case brought under the “state-created danger” theory in which a family living in public housing claims that the Philadelphia Housing Authority ignored complaints about persistent mold in their home that triggered an acute asthma attack that left their daughter brain damaged.

The trial of McKinney v. PHA, which is expected to last three weeks, will pit plaintiffs attorneys Michael A. Trunk and Garabet M. Zakeosian of Kline & Specter against the defense team of Abbe F. Fletman and Rachel E. Licausi of Flaster Greenberg.

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