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.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer in 2017, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys.