Areas of Practice

Product Liability

Product liability cliams can haunt your business. We can help you address the claim today and provide counsel for avoiding claims in the future.

When issues with products arise, you can turn to our team for skilled representation in federal and state courts on a local, regional, and national basis, as well as before administrative agencies.

Representing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, we have developed notable expertise in the automotive industry and a wide variety of manufacturing sectors, addressing product liability claims involving:

  • Heavy machinery/equipment/industrial equipment, including forklift/lift trucks, trucks with elevating beds, underground and aboveground mining machinery
  • Medical devices, including surgical instrumentation and replacement parts
  • Automotive part, including tires, component parts, brakes, seatbelts
  • Asbestos
  • Toxic torts, particularly underground storage tanks and MTBE
  • Agriculture and food stuffs contamination
  • Motorcycles
  • Restraint systems
  • Friction products
  • Mining equipment
  • Drugs and pharmaceuticals
  • Electrical equipment and components
  • Chemical products
  • Consumer products

Our Approach
Your business objectives guide our litigation approach and inform our goals for the case. We become experts in the product at issue, the nature of the business climate, and needs of your business operations – including the science, manufacture, marketing, sale, and end use of your respective products.

We also address liability issues from a holistic perspective. This approach allows us to intelligently defend the case at hand and creatively assist you in improving your company’s risk avoidance going forward.

Class Actions
When your business is faced with a potentially crippling lawsuit, you can turn to us for a sophisticated assessment of your exposure and a vigorous defense. Situated at the epicenter of national class action litigation, we are able to provide a comprehensive and aggressive approach to your case.

  • RICO actions
  • Securities litigation
  • Consumer fraud actions
  • Product liability cases
  • Pharmaceutical and medical device matters
  • Asbestos, benzene and other environmental hazards

Tough Venues in Our Backyard
We have also represented several manufacturers in defense of hundreds of mesothelioma asbestos cases pending in Madison County, Illinois, and the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Clients benefit from our central location in the Midwest, (metropolitan St. Louis and Southern Illinois), where a significant volume of product liability cases are tried.

We are dedicated to promoting product liability issues significant to product manufacturers and actively participate in the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC), the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Defense Research Institute (DRI), and similarly focused organizations.

Attorneys | Product Liability

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