Lead Paint

Federal, state and local regulatory agencies have been focusing on the health hazards of lead paint for a number of years. At the same time, there has been an explosion of toxic tort claims arising out of lead paint ingestion and exposure. In both the regulatory field and in active litigation, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has been involved in counseling our clients, both insurers and insureds, in complying with continually evolving standards and regulations and in defending suits alleging injury from lead paint ingestion or exposure. The firm also has substantial experience in advising insurers on coverage issues arising from lead paint claims.