The Firm’s product liability practice offers a wealth of experience in all aspects of this diverse field, from litigating nationwide class action and mass tort litigation to managing product recalls and developing product warnings. Whether it involves ending litigation that has already begun or preventing the next case from being filed, we approach every engagement with a relentless focus on achieving results.
Product liability cases present complicated legal issues for any industry, and they often carry the risk of substantial financial exposure. Our trial attorneys have extensive experience defending serious litigation matters for clients, including product liability and product defect cases.
The firm also services as regional and local counsel in product liability cases and is experienced in managing the defense of large cases in many areas. Areas in which the firm services clients in defending product liability suits:
Vendors and suppliers
Marketers of products
Wholesale and distributors of products
Pharmaceutical companies and drug side-effects
Medical device and materials used to manufacture those devices
Look back programs
An area of special focus for the firm is the healthcare industry. With the firm’s extensive healthcare history and combined with our litigation and product liability background, we work with companies that manufacture and distribute products in this industry. This can include medical device companies, durable medical equipment and supply companies, pharmaceutical companies and life science companies. In addition, this can also include the distributors of these products, such as pharmacies and companies with in-house pharmacy operations in their retail facilities.
We know that each type of business has its own unique legal issues, and offer our clients an integrated approach, using multidisciplinary teams across for representation. By utilizing a team of attorneys with specific knowledge in various legal areas, we stay abreast of the constantly changing issues affecting these industires.
In addition to litigation defense, our lawyers also assist in risk management issues, identifying areas of possible exposure and suggesting solutions to avoid future litigation. Our team of trial lawyers includes attorneys who are actively involved in organizations that monitor the most recent developments in litigation targeting the industry, including the Products Liability Advisory Council and the Defense Research Institute. We understand that a product liability lawsuit can be disastrous to the ongoing business concerns of a manufacturer. Consequently, we develop a close partnership with the client to formulate a strategy that will allow the company to emerge from litigation in the best possible financial condition.
The Firm routinely negotiates and prepares all types of contracts relating to businesses and professional practices, including loan documents, leases, and sales and service contracts.
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- Giving Depositions as a Defendant or an Expert
- Exemplary Damages
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- Future Economic Damages