Products Liability

PRODUCT LIABILITY LAWSUITS -- A CONSTANT THREAT

Product liability lawsuits can do reputational damage that takes years to repair. An injury or death that results from using a product years after it came on the market can be the subject of suits not only against the manufacturer; the designer, seller, and supplier may also become targets.

If you’re caught in the crosshairs of a product liability lawsuit, you need lawyers who specialize in this field and have a track record of achieving the best possible result for their client given the facts of the case. We’ve been defending product lawsuits for decades, with favorable outcomes. We also work with clients to put in place preventive practices and corrective action protocols. Our lawyers are experts in matters arising from aviation disasters, toxic torts, environmental disputes, medical devices, asbestos, product defects in equipment and vehicles, satellites, military hardware, industrial machinery, and power plants, among others. We work with clients from the first indication of a potential threat to achieve a successful outcome in or out of the courtroom.

The cornerstone of our loss prevention program is product integrity. We offer seminars for manufacturers covering this important responsibility. The seminars are conducted at the manufacturer’s facility and are tailored to focus on the specific needs and topics of particular interest to each company. These seminars cover the need for and the creation of product integrity programs; legal theories of liability and the judicial system; litigation from inception through the appeal process; document retention; and updates on product liability law.

Once a product integrity program is in place, we continue to provide advice and guidance on such issues as: drafting warranty language, revision of owner/user manuals and drafting service bulletins/letters/advisories; responding to government inquiries and investigations; holding product integrity committee meetings; and evaluating proposed contractual provisions, which intend to shift liability.