Products, Catastroph ...

Products, Catastrophic & Industrial Litigation

With product liability litigation on the rise, along with the risk to manufacturers, distributors and retailers of significant monetary exposure, it is critical for companies to secure representation of attorneys experienced in defending large, complex suits involving serious personal injuries. Butler Snow has a long history of strongly defending product liability claims on a regional and national basis. Our group has extensive experience in handling the defense of single plaintiff as well as complex, multidistrict class-action and mass tort litigation.

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Toxic tort litigation in the United States is constantly evolving, significantly impacting manufacturers and insurers.  With plaintiff attorneys continuously identifying new toxic tort liability theories and new defendants in existing toxic torts matters, Butler Snow has developed a strong team of attorneys uniquely positioned and capable of providing highly effective defense strategies to combat these claims.

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Our clients include manufacturers, distributors and service providers from a broad range of industries, including aviation, automotive and truck, firearms, agricultural chemicals and industrial chemicals. We handle cases involving a wide array of products, including recreational products, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, personal watercraft boats, industrial machinery, hand tools, hand tool vibration cases, asbestos, silica, benzene, metal working fluids, tires, oil and gas product equipment and many other industrial and consumer products. Our team regularly counsels clients on product safety and regulatory compliance matters, and we represent clients in manufacturer product safety recall cases.

We have assembled an extensive national network of experts and consultants in an array of relevant disciplines who contribute to the defense of our clients. Our attorneys have the background and hands-on experience to work with design engineers and operators in the field to mount the best possible defense before and during trial.