Claims arising from alleged exposure to lead paint, legionella pollutants or other environmental hazards can result in large damage awards. The attorneys of Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. have extensive experience representing insurance companies, property owners, businesses and product manufacturers in environmental litigation. The firm’s experience extends to environmental mass tort litigation, including the defense of claims within the context of Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks and the World Trade Center disaster litigation.
The attorneys at Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. have successfully defended against claims made by both private and public entities, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They frequently handle cases involving:
Many older properties throughout New York may still have lead paint from decades ago. As the paint ages, cracks and peels or is otherwise disturbed, persons exposed to this material may suffer lead paint poisoning. Because New York has many older residential properties, lead paint claims have become increasingly common adding to concerns about premises liability litigation exposure. Lawyers at Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. have experience handling these cases throughout New York, and can apply their extensive medical knowledge to properly evaluate the injuries being claimed on the basis of both causation and severity.**
Attorneys at the firm are dedicated to ensuring that clients and insurance carriers see value for their legal investment. Your bottom line is their top priority. The attorneys strive to be effective, efficient and cost-conscious in all aspects of handling each case.
To schedule a consultation with an attorney at Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C., call 631-694-0033 or contact the firm via email.
The law firm of Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. is AV Preeminent Rated* and is currently listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters. Lawyers at the firm have an average of nearly 20 years of experience handling insurance litigation. To discuss construction accident defense, call 631-694-0033 or contact the firm via email.
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**LEGIONAIRE’S DISEASE OUTBREAKS
Senior Partner Jeffrey Bard and Junior Partner Leslie McHugh defended a Bronx hotel in the largest Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in the history of New York City. Each of the 50 cases, including six wrongful death cases, were settled for an average amount of $150,000.