Product liability claims can seriously impact a company's products and reputation and clients need counsel that can quickly minimize the risk of legal exposure. Our accumulated experience involving products liability issues enables us to timely provide the wide range of legal services needed by manufacturers, distributors and sellers of products. As a full-service team, we strive to meet our clients' routine needs and represent them in sophisticated, complex matters and litigation.
The attorneys in Phelps Dunbar's products liability practice represent a variety of clients who manufacture, distribute or sell products in the areas of transportation, construction, industrial equipment, consumer goods and in the chemical, agricultural and petroleum industries. Attorneys have tried complex cases and developed extensive experience in representing clients in mass tort claims regarding asbestos litigation, pedicle screw actions, tobacco and water heaters, as well as a variety of other matters.
Our attorneys involved in products liability defense have a wide range of experience. Clients benefit not only from our products liability background, but also from our experience in other areas such as mass tort litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury. Members of the group have represented clients in multi-district litigation involving medical device manufacturers.
Major changes in tort law, effective risk management, and new technological advances are just a few of the challenges faced by businesses today. Our attorneys recognize the significant impact of these developments on the legal needs of companies involved in the business of manufacturing and selling products. Our products liability practice adapts to developments in the legal environment for product manufacturers, sellers and distributors, as well as their insurers.
Representative products liability cases we have handled include: