Products Liability Defense

Products Liability

Gallagher & Kennedy handles product liability claims for local, regional, and national manufacturers and distributors for a wide range of products. This includes all types of consumer products, automobiles and other motorized vehicles and their component parts, aircraft (both fixed wing and rotor craft), medical devices and implants, blood products, and infrastructure products such as utility generation equipment and cable and wire.

Our experience working with clients – including in-house and general counsel at large international product manufacturers – through all aspects of local and multi-district products liability litigation, includes pre-claim counseling and strategy, review and advice regarding product warnings and instructions, discovery, selection of expert witnesses, and trial and appellate proceedings.

A few of our recent representative matters include:

  • Defended a manufacturer of transmission and distribution electrical equipment against multiple claims.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer against various product liability claims and on appeal.
  • Obtained dismissal for a corporate client in a high-profile product design and manufacture.
  • Defended a Fortune 500 off-road vehicle manufacturer from dozens of multi-million dollar product liability claims.
  • Represented a manufacturer of residential medicine cabinets and other home products.

Through such experience and practice, we are well-versed in meeting the challenges posed by the need for expert depositions and testimony in cases involving complex engineering and manufacturing science.