Practice Areas

Products Liability

Background

No product today, no matter how safe its design or how clear it’s labeling, is immune from suit. Manufacturers, retailers and distributors face unique legal challenges. Our attorneys have extensive experience with the rules, regulations and statutes that control manufacturing and distribution of products. We specialize in the unique legal problems faced by manufacturers and distributors and have successfully defended clients against product defect claims.

We understand that every product is unique. In this highly specialized and complex area of law, our attorneys utilize the most prominent experts to ensure a complete understanding of the issues facing our clients. We also recognize the importance of maintaining strict confidence of trade secrets and manufacturing practices.

We represent large and small businesses. Our attorneys defend products liability claims in both federal and state courts. We also represent biotech companies in mass tort cases in Federal Multi-District Litigation and cases coordinated in the Superior Courts of California.

We offer pro-active measures to assist our clients in minimizing the risk of future exposure. Our experienced attorneys work closely with our clients to develop and implement a strategy appropriate for the case and client. We emphasize a timely and realistic evaluation of the product claim, followed by an aggressive defense through early settlement, alternative dispute resolution, or by pursuing litigation through the courts. This results in an efficient cost effective approach to the defense of the distributor or manufacturer and its product.

Representative clients we have been honored to represent include:

  • Aequitron Medical, Inc.
  • American Health Products, Inc.
  • Arrow Medical, Inc.
  • B. Braun Medical, Inc.
  • Bayer Medical
  • Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Breg, Inc.
  • C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • Cybex, A Division of Lumex, Inc.
  • E.F. Brewer Company
  • Everest & Jennings
  • Laserscope Surgical Systems
  • Mircroflex, Inc.
  • MMI Medical, Inc.
  • Ortho-Kinetics, Inc.
  • Puritan-Bennett Corporation
  • Respironics, Inc.
  • Safeskin Corporation
  • Sulzer Medical USA, Inc.
  • Sunrise Medical
  • Vitek, Inc.

For more information about our products liability practice, please see our list of attorneys in this practice area.

Attorney List

Michael I. Neil
Robert W. Frank
Clark R. Hudson
Stephen T. Sigler
David P. Burke

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