National Lead Litigation Conference Features Governo Law Firm Partner on Potential Sources of Lead Poisoning


David Governo will be speaking at HB's Lead Litigation Conference on October 18-19, 2012 in New Orleans, LA. He and Dr. Vincent Coluccio will address the topic "Determining Source(s) of Exposure - Is it the House, Something Else or What Do You Do if You Can't Tell." The presentation will address a range of scientific and legal issues related to lead poisoning, including lead hazard identification, routes of lead ingestion, as well as the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of various types of lead-containing substances. The presentation will cover the use of lead risk assessors and other potential expert witnesses in establishing the source of a person's lead ingestion, as well as the related standard of care, scientific protocol, and chain of custody evidentiary issues. Featured controversial topics include the routine poor practices of some local health departments and the use of unreliable data and opinions in civil litigation. In addition, Dr. Coluccio and Mr. Governo will discuss the Centers for Disease Control Advisory Group's reduction of the blood lead action level and the anticipated changes in the environmental assessment and control of potential sources of lead ingestion, including soil and dust, which will result from the CDC's action. Mr. Governo served as the defense Chairman for the first national lead litigation conference in 1992, after the CDC reduced its "level of concern" from 25 to 10 in 1991. The CDC's actions this year mark the first change in over 20 years. This year's conference will be chaired by Brian S. Brown of Saul E. Kerpelman & Associates, P.A. and Patricia S. Ciccarelli of Brown & Kelly, LLP. Information about the other presentations at the conference can be found in the attached agenda. Please contact David Governo ([email protected]) if you are interested in attending, or visit the HB Litigation website for more information or to register.

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