The Firm has an extensive products liability practice. We have represented numerous manufacturers, encompassing a wide variety of products in complex product liability claims.

Our Services

We represent clients on a national and regional basis and have experience in both class action and multi-district litigation procedures that may arise in complex products liability actions. The Firm has defended personal injury and property damage claims involving matters such as the following:

  • Amusement rides and equipment, including roller coasters and aerial gondolas
  • Automobiles and parts including wheels and tires
  • Computers and electronic equipment, including fire and property damage
  • Construction items such as ladders, scaffolding, mobile work platforms, and cranes
  • Elevators, escalators, and related equipment
  • Fire prevention and sprinkler systems as well as fabrics and linens as pertains to fire damage
  • Health and exercise equipment
  • Medical negligence, injury, and devices including heart valves, prosthetics, and latex gloves
  • Pneumatic devices and fastening tools
  • Tools and machines, from heavy industrial equipment such as pulverizers and material conveyors, to automatic doors, to power and hand tools

Our Clients

Our representation in this area includes:

  • Regional counsel for one of the world's largest manufacturers of medical products, in nationwide multi-district litigation involving latex gloves
  • In various capacities in every domestic case to date involving radiolucent breast implants
  • Obtaining dismissals for a multinational tire manufacturer in nationwide multi-district litigation
  • As counsel to manufacturers in matters involving the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Our Approach

Although we are prepared to handle products liability litigation when it arises, we rely upon our extensive experience in this area to proactively advise clients, in an effort to avoid product liability litigation altogether. We have on many occasions reviewed product literature to assess the sufficiency of product warnings. Additionally, our experience in this area can be helpful in conjunction with our intellectual property practice, for clients seeking to patent and/or market new devices.

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