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Defending Lead Cases: Strategies and Tactics for a Trending Toxic Tort
Personal injury claims from lead exposure involve very serious allegations of permanent brain injuries to children
with huge damage claims. Fueled by the Flint, Michigan, crisis, lead lawsuits are rapidly expanding from lead paint
claims to alleged lead exposure from drinking water, groundwater, soil, and airborne media. This presentation will
highlight the leading cases and current exposure and causation theories. The panel of experienced lead defense
trial lawyers will explain the legal and scientific defenses to lead claims and damages. We will also review the
complex web of statues and regulations governing lead and how clients can limit risk of lead claims.
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