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For years now paint manufactures have been winning almost every case filed against them wherein Plaintiffs allege lead based paint injuries. However after a recent Plaintiff’s verdict in Rhode Island which held a major paint manufacture accountable for lead paint related injuries based on the theory of a public nuisance, the tide may be shifting. Further evidence of this trend is shown in California where the Court of Appeals there reinstated a class action public nuisance suit against many lead based paint manufactures in which lead based dangers were alleged to have been concealed from the public. Although the road ahead is far from uncertain at this point, it is nonetheless a step in the right direction for all those families who have been adversely affected by the lead based paints contaminates.

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