Product LiabilityPotential defendants in product liability lawsuits may include manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers. Liability may arise from manufacturing and/or design defects that cause property damage or harm to a consumer or someone to whom the product was loaned or given.
Product liability cases often involve complex scientific and technical issues. As such, it is important to develop the proper factual and legal issues early on in your defense plan. Such technical issues often involve the use of multiple experts to properly defend your case.
The lawyers of Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington have over 35 years of experience in defending organizations in cases ranging from standard torts to complex product liability claims. We defend manufacturers, distributors and retailers against product liability claims involving negligence, strict product liability, failure to warn and breach of warranty claims. We are also well versed in the assumption of the risk defense and multiple defendant conflicts. We have experience defending a wide variety of products, including those involving asbestos and other toxic chemicals, as well as industrial equipment, power tools, lift trucks and medical devices.
At Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington, we tackle large matters as well as small cases with the same efficiency and tenacity. We are also well equipped to supervise national class cases and our lawyers have experience coordinating unified defense plans.