Dwight Kern and Susan Smith to Present Webinar on the Defense of Lead Paint Claims


May 29, 2014

Segal McCambridge shareholders Dwight A. Kern and Susan E. Smith will speak at the upcoming Perrin Conferences webinar entitled “Lower Thresholds, More Claims—Handling the Defense of Lead Paint Claims in the Wake of CDC Reduction of the Blood Lead Level Threshold” on May 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. 
The webinar presentation will give an overview of lead paint litigation, describe action levels and their legal and medical ramifications, and cover recent developments relating to low-level lead exposure. Mr. Kern and Ms. Smith will also speak on the Szewczuk 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Decision and its impact on low-level exposure cases, as well as trends in claiming and compensation in lead paint litigation. Mr. Kern represented the defendants in the Szewczuk appeal.
Mr. Kern represents numerous local and national clients, both directly and through insurance coverage, in products liability, toxic tort, environmental, construction and premises liability matters. He has successfully represented clients at the appellate level and has argued before every department in the Appellate Division of the State of New York.
Ms. Smith has successfully represented hospitality, retail, and housing industry clients and others facing claims alleging serious bodily injury due to lead paint poisoning,  Legionnaires' disease, chemical burns and chemical inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning, and exposure to mold, formaldehyde and other substances such as petrochemicals and flavor and fragrance compounds.