Product liability lawsuits — successfully meeting the challenge.
Product liability lawsuits can do reputational damage that takes years to repair. An injury or death that allegedly results from using a product years after it came on the market can be the subject of suits not only against the manufacturer; and the designer but also seller and supplier.
A company confronting a product liability lawsuit needs lawyers who specialize in this field and have a track record of achieving the best result for their client given the facts of the case. We’ve been defending product lawsuits for decades, with favorable outcomes. We also work with clients to put in place preventive practices and corrective action protocols to avoid the claims or lawsuits before they ever happen. FitzHunt lawyers are experts in matters arising from aviation accidents, toxic torts, environmental disputes, medical devices, asbestos, product defects in equipment and vehicles, tires, military hardware, industrial machinery, and power plants, among others.
We work with clients from the first indication of a potential threat to achieve a successful outcome in or out of the courtroom.
One of the key features of our practice is proactive loss prevention and product integrity consulting. We offer bespoke seminars at manufacturers’ facilities that are focused on the specific needs and topics of particular interest to each company. They cover such issues as prudent writing; legal theories of liability and the judicial system; the role of a witness in the judicial system; litigation from inception through the appeal process; document retention; as well as the latest updates on product liability law. We want our clients to have a broad understanding and appreciation of how the legal system works.
Once a product integrity program is in place, we continue to provide advice and guidance on such issues as: drafting warranty language, revision of owner/user manuals and drafting service bulletins/letters/advisories; responding to government inquiries and investigations; holding product integrity committee meetings; and evaluating proposed contractual provisions, which intend to shift liability.2