Product liability lawsuits are both increasingly common and increasingly high-risk, with recent jury verdicts exceeding hundreds of millions of dollars. Defective product claims can have far-reaching effects, disrupting normal business operations, diminishing brand value, complicating corporate governance, raising insurance coverage issues, and requiring new processes to ensure regulatory compliance. For responsive solutions to these issues, clients can depend on the seasoned litigators in product liability at Fletcher Tilton.
In both state and federal courts, our attorneys have represented numerous manufacturing, retail, and insurance companies in a wide array of products liability lawsuits, including mass tort and class actions. We are experienced at defending single- and multi-plaintiff claims and coordinating the defense of consolidated actions spanning multiple districts. For clients embroiled in high-stakes, “bet the company” disputes, we drive value by aligning defense strategy with each business’ particular needs and objectives. Our attorneys provide skilled trial advocacy while optimizing the opportunities for reaching a cost-effective resolution without the need for further litigation.
Beyond providing superior legal defense, the attorneys in our product liability practice help our clients avoid litigation by developing protocols to manage risk and eliminate potential hazards before they enter the marketplace. Our attorneys create safety initiatives and compliance programs for products regulated by government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Environment Protection Agency, the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and others.
We also advise our clients on the use of indemnity agreements, insurance, and other risk hedges to control their exposure to defective product litigation. When remedial measures are necessary, we have a wealth of experience advising on product recalls, safety inspections and investigations, and public agency rulemakings.