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Product Liability

Experience

  • Significant trial experience and successes representing major manufacturers in complex tort cases in over 30 states
  • Successfully handled cases involving a variety of product liability, toxic tort and personal injury litigation claims
  • In mediations and facilitations, ┬áthe strength of our coordinated team effort has positioned our clients to achieve favorable settlement results in high exposure cases

Types of Products Defended

  • Appliances
  • Automobiles
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Connected Products
  • Consumer Products
  • Food Products & Packaging
  • Household Appliances
  • Medical Devices & Equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals

Product Defense Expertise

  • Product design process and decision making
  • Development of due-diligence product facts
  • Regulatory aspects of product design, development, manufacturing and distribution
  • Detailed analysis of product performance
  • Proven ability to grasp complex science and engineering concepts related to product design, development, testing, and manufacturing
  • Warnings claims
  • Understanding of medical issues surrounding liability and damage claims
  • Experience defending against adverse discovery requests
  • Preparing corporate witness depositions
  • Skilled in opposing expert depositions and cross-examining opposing experts in trial settings
  • Jury research, mock trials and detailed case theme development to support favorable trial outcomes
  • Fact investigation tailored to the defense strategy

Recall/Regulatory Advisors and Litigation Avoidance

  • Counsel clients during all phases of recall and regulatory matters
  • Proactively advise companies on how to minimize potential litigation
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to minimize litigation costs and damages awards

Representative Clients

  • Detroit Diesel Corporation
  • FCA US LLC
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Inc.
  • Guardian Industries
  • Heinz
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Volkswagen Group of America

Attorneys Focusing On This Area

cheryl_bushmain Cheryl A. Bush
Patrick_main Patrick G. Seyferth
will_main William E. McDonald
Danielle J. Hessell
Mark_s Mark F.C. Johnson
Brittney_main Brittney D. Kohn
Andrew M. Mast
Vincent C. Sallan
Michaelk_main Michael K. Steinberger
Elizabeth_main Elizabeth A. Zatina
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