Product liability claims can cripple even the most established company. Therefore, a quick response and strategy to mitigate risk is critical.
Clients turn to McDermott for our deep experience in mass tort, product liability litigation. We have represented defendants in large-exposure product liability cases, and possess the collective experience, knowledge and resources necessary to provide our clients with exceptional service.
We have successfully defended our clients against product liability and negligence claims arising from such products as airplane engines, pharmaceuticals and medical instruments, and industrial and heavy construction equipment. We also have extensive experience managing, supervising and handling national litigation, including multi-plaintiff cases involving lead paint, pharmaceuticals, wood treatment, asbestos and other construction products.
To help manage large-scale dockets, we have developed sophisticated, in-house tools and draw on experienced paralegal and support staff to perform case-management tasks effectively and efficiently. We understand that major cases can impose a heavy financial burden on businesses, and use legal project management (LPM) processes to offer fee arrangements that can add a layer of predictability to legal expenses.
We have extensive experience counseling clients regarding insurance policy coverage issues, and reviewing corporate acquisitions and mergers to assess the potential product liability exposure. In addition, our lawyers regularly counsel our clients on product liability issues, including developing instructions and warnings that anticipate hazards, as well as drafting contract and warranty provisions that attempt to limit product liability claims and exposure.