Practice/Industry Group Overview
With over 40 years experience, lawyers at Edwards Wildman have earned a strong reputation for the national coordination, management and trial of complex litigation involving a wide variety of products.
Our lawyers have been at the forefront of defending individual clients and entire industries against new onslaughts utilizing aggregated claims through class, governmental, and third-party actions that invoke novel theories of liability such as nuisance, distributional and marketing liability, unjust enrichment, governmental cost recovery, and expansive uses of consumer protection and regulatory statutes.
The lawyers in our product liability practice group have extensive experience in both taking the lead and working cooperatively as part of a joint defense while protecting the interests of our clients in multi-party, multi-faceted cases. Our strength lies in our ability to successfully defend novel claims with the potential of unprecedented exposure to financial and ongoing business operations. We are also adept at providing counsel and instruction to clients on issues involving risk management programs, avoidance procedures and safety audits, as well as an array of regulatory issues, internal investigations and product recalls.
We have provided services related to a full spectrum of consumer and industrial products, including building and construction products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals and petrochemicals, heavy machinery and equipment, food products, automobiles, silica, and asbestos.