BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – The victim of a 2005 Burlington carbon monoxide poisoning claims one of the companies she sued has hired a private detective to spy on her.

Ginger Aldrich has asked the court to issue a temporary restraining order to stop the surveillance.

Aldrich, 25, is one of eight people suing the companies who built and maintained the Redstone Apartments and installed the heating boiler and pipe vent that malfunctioned in January 2005.

She was found unconscious after the poisoning, remained in a coma for a month and suffered permanent brain damage.

Her boyfriend, Jeff Rodliff, died.

Aldrich and her parents say that for the last month since they were questioned in a pretrial interview by a lawyer for New England Air Systems, they have been watched at their Waterford home and business, and one time followed in a car.

The surveillance bothers Aldrich because of her brain damage, the filing said.

“Her brain injury has made her more anxious and susceptible to further injury, and the thought that she is being followed and spied upon has been extremely stressful and unsettling to Ms. Aldrich,” the court filing said.

Pietro Lynn, the lead lawyer for New England Air Systems, did not respond to messages requesting comment Monday.

Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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