The complex, often highly technical and scientific arena of Products Liability law is a key practice at Polsinelli, a nationally recognized firm with a litigation presence that spans from coast to coast. The practice was nationally recognized by Chambers USA in 2016 for Product Liability & Mass Torts and by BTI Consulting Group in the 2018 BTI Litigation Outlook report for Product Liability Litigation. 

For over half a century, our attorneys have been committed to defending manufacturers in complex and high exposure cases. Distinguishing us is the ability of our trial lawyers and professional staff to provide not only cost-efficient legal services to manage your litigation risks, but also the ability to take any case to any courtroom in the country. More importantly, we know a proper defense requires our personal, in-depth knowledge of your product and often its development and testing history. Not only do our attorneys strive to deliver effective and efficient results, we pride ourselves in building strong relationships by getting to know the products we defend and the people and companies behind them.

We defend manufacturers and distributors of motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, appliances, heavy equipment, electronics, chemicals, asbestos and many other products. Our clients benefit from not only our special knowledge in these fields, but also our ability to simplify complex issues for judges and juries. In any context or circumstance, our goal is to resolve your case efficiently while also protecting the economic and business sensitivities that affect your bottom line and your interests.
  • National counsel to the world's largest do-it-yourself moving and storage company, handling products liability and premises litigation and discovery throughout the country 
  • Defense of catastrophic personal injury claims arising out of use crane and crane servicing equipment in 14 states
  • Asian Auto Manufacturer Defense work
    As national and regional counsel to numerous on and off-road vehicle manufacturers, defending product defect allegations related to fuel systems, airbags, seatbelts, crash worthiness, brake systems, and electronic stability control systems 
  • National counsel for biotechnology company - coordinating the defense of more than a dozen product liability lawsuits (and seeking insurance coverage) for claims and lawsuits arising from clinical trials of an investigational new drug for intra-ocular eye drops intended to prevent the onset of secondary cataracts. 
  • Defense counsel for medical device manufacturer, including manufacturers of orthopedic screws and bipolar grasping forceps
  • Lead counsel in defense of hospital against claims of malfunctioning equipment – specifically, baby warmers, PCA pumps, oxygen-delivery systems and powered beds 
  • Lead counsel in defense of 50 separately filed cases, representing a company that manufactures software used in the delivery of radiation in small fields on brain lesions 
  • Defense counsel for pharmaceutical company in mass tort claims arising out of alleged HIV- and HCV-tainted blood products
  • Defense of hospitals and physicians that utilized a particular hernia and knee/hip replacement product for off-label use claims
  • National counsel for various power equipment manufacturers, including makers of transformers and reclosers
  • Representation of world’s largest manufacturer of home appliances relating a variety of claims including personal injury, water and fire damage.
  • Representation as national coordinating/trial counsel and insurance recovery counsel for component part manufacturer pertaining to product liability claims in excess of $500,000,000 in claimed damages.
  • Representation as national coordinating/trial counsel for world’s largest manufacturer of papermaking machinery in connection with product liability and personal injury claims.
  • Representation as trial counsel of a major manufacturer of consumer and industrial HVAC products and systems.
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