Our lawyers have a wide breadth of experience representing manufacturers and distributors of many different products in product liability claims. We have been called upon to defend claims involving medical devices, pharmaceutical products, elevators, escalators, power tools, industrial, construction and agricultural equipment, asbestos, food products, pepper gas, exercise equipment, and furniture. These cases involved serious personal injuries or death, property damage and economic loss claims. Our clients range from large multi-national companies to small, local manufacturers and distributors.
The technical nature of many product liability claims requires the defending attorney to become conversant in the workings and properties of many different types of products, and our lawyers pride themselves in their ability to acquire, assimilate, and utilize technical information in the defense of our clients.
We have found that our team approach to technical litigation serves our product liability clients especially well, since the defense of a product liability claim often involves multiple tasks requiring different levels of legal and technical expertise. By utilizing a litigation team for each case, the client is assured that the representation we provide will be cost-effective and efficient.
Our product liability lawyers are continually developing their expertise in this specialized area of litigation by taking advantage of national continuing legal education programs, as well as membership in specialty bar associations, such as the Defense Research Institute product liability committee and the product liability section of the prestigious Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. Representative examples of recent successful product liability representations include:
- Successful defense of a supplier of bone grafting material in a case alleging failure of a cervical fusion resulting in partial paralysis of the patient.
- Defense of a pharmaceutical product distributor which resulted in the product manufacturer agreeing to indemnify and assume the defense of our client at no cost to the client.
- Successful defense of the manufacturer of an elevator system in a case involving a claim of elevator malfunction resulting in serious personal injury.
Products liability cases seem to lend themselves to some of our alternative fee arrangements. Because these claims often have far-reaching implications for the client’s business, our policy of providing exceptional service is particularly important when we represent manufacturers and distributors of products alleged to be defective.