Defending a Variety of Products in a Complex, Changing Environment
The landscape for product liability litigation is shifting—from the Supreme Court’s decision on multi-state jurisdiction claims to massive plaintiff verdicts to an increase in the volume of cases involving medical device makers and drug manufacturers. Defendants of all sizes are grappling with these changes and endeavoring to adapt their strategies as they seek to protect their operations.
Active in this sector for decades, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Product Liability lawyers have successfully defended clients in multiple state and federal courts across the country, establishing a reputation for the comprehensive and yet focused defense of U.S. and foreign designers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. We defend a vast range of products from lawn chairs to medical devices in class actions, multi-district litigation and single claims. Our team handles complex claims, including those involving catastrophic injury and death, and does so on behalf of Fortune 500 manufacturers and distributors, as well as for mid-size companies. In addition, we have served clients as national and regional trial and coordinating counsel in cases where products were the subject of litigation on a national scope.
Our Product Liability group regularly handles matters related to regulations and guidelines issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), as well as other state and federal laws that regulate the manufacturing and sales of products.
We also advise clients regarding the quality of warnings that accompany a product, how to implement a successful recall, risk reduction and management programs.
The group includes attorneys who have received the following recognition:
- Product Liability Advisory Council
- Florida Defense Lawyers Association
- Illinois Defense Counsel Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
- Trial Attorneys of America