Wednesday, March 16, 2016 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET | CLE-eligible
Lead has been regarded as a toxic substance since the time of the Romans. It is ubiquitous in our environment, and its toxic properties have been written about for centuries. Exposure to lead is known to produce a spectrum of injury, particularly in children. Children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. The potential for life-long cognitive problems is something that needs to be considered. Lead has been removed from gasoline, paint and children’s toys, yet it remains a threat to millions in one of the most basic of necessities — water. And not just in Flint, Michigan.
Aging lead pipes and lead in source water may be exposing children and adults to unusually and potentially unsafe levels of lead.
And most don’t know it.
Join HB Litigation Conferences for a complimentary CLE-accredited webinar that will delve into the legal issues surrounding lead in water. Legal and scientific experts will help you understand:
· The latest science on the issue
· Potential damages – long-term physical, economic and non-economic
· Government immunity
· Evidence of causation and admissibility
· Medical monitoring
· Potential constitutional claims
Plaintiff and defense attorneys, government and agency representatives and counsel will benefit from this 90 minute-long session as they build or prepare to defend water-related lead litigation.
Nicholas A. Szokoly, Esq.
Long-time litigator of lead-contamination and injury claims.
Partner, Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
Diane Trainor, Ph.D., C.I.E.
Occupational health and safety expert.
Dr. Trainor is an expert in the fields of Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health and Occupational Ergonomics. Her casework frequently involves investigations into workplace mishaps, repetitive motion injuries, chemical exposures and environmental contaminations. She holds a Ph.D. in Occupational Ergonomics and an M.A. in Occupational Safety and Health from New York University. Dr. Trainor has been teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses for the past 37 years. She has developed a variety of curricula and courses in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Ergonomics, and Forensic Science. In 2004, Dr. Trainor developed a program designed to train students to work in the oil and gas industry as process technicians. She also served as a member of the National Science Foundation to develop national standards for the training of process operators. Dr. Trainor has a long career as a consultant in her fields of expertise. From 1987 through 1989, she served as the Director of the NYC Office of Occupational Safety and Health in the Koch administration. Her duties included supervising a team of 20 occupational safety and health professionals responsible for the safety and health of all uniformed services, i.e. police, fire, corrections, sanitation, etc. Dr. Trainor also managed a group of environmental scientists at AIG Consultants, Inc. whose primary responsibility was to inspect facilities seeking environmental liability insurance. Most recently, Dr. Trainor consulted for Graphic Environmental, a consulting company with primary emphasis on the printing industry. Dr. Trainor has served as an expert witness in the field of Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health and Ergonomics since 1990. She is actively involved in a litany of professional organizations, has developed national standards for workplace safety, and has also served as an environmental advisor for an international company providing ISO accreditations.