Practice Areas & Industries: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

 





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Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin litigation attorneys have been actively defending product liability claims for over 40 years. These attorneys provide considerable experience and knowledge on behalf of our product liability clients.

Our product liability attorneys have defended cases alleging defects in manufacture, design, failure to warn and breach of warranty of every imaginable variety. Attorneys in this practice group have represented foreign and domestic manufacturers and act as national coordinating counsel and regional counsel in a number of state and federal courts. Our attorneys have served as advisors to companies offering new or improved products, addressing litigation consequences and advertising.

Members of this litigation group are familiar with product liability cases including:

  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Medical devices
  • Agricultural products
  • Electrical equipment
  • Firearms
  • Sporting goods
  • Recreational products
  • Home appliances
  • Powered equipment
  • Industrial machinery
  • Watercraft
  • Automobile parts
  • Automobiles
  • Railroad and aviation equipment
  • Food products

The attorneys in this practice group are recognized leaders in this area of the law. Our attorneys frequently speak at national, regional and local seminars, and they are published in their field. Moreover, several attorneys have been elected as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Their memberships include: Product Liability Advisory Council, Product Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers of America.

Through an investment in state-of-the-art computerization and technology, members of this practice group maintain and share current information concerning expert witnesses, the law and the ever-changing landscape of statutory and regulatory requirements. These litigators remain vigilant for rapidly developing changes in the law, medico-legal literature, technology and the latest theories of liability advanced by experienced plaintiffs' attorneys.

Members of this practice group are often called upon to direct and participate in jury research and case evaluations using focus groups. State-of-the-art exhibits are often employed to educate and persuade jurors of the merits of the products they defend.

Attorneys in this practice group are litigators in the truest sense of the word. They have tried to verdict cases of every size and complexity. Yet, they keep a keen eye on the costs associated with this type of litigation. They are poised to work closely with our clients to develop innovative and practical approaches to keep costs and fees as low as possible.

Our firm has long prided itself in providing quality legal services at competitive rates. We can do this, particularly in product liability cases, because of the extensive experience of our attorneys, judicious staffing of cases and a case focus that never diverts from providing our clients with a practical, results-oriented defense.

We welcome the opportunity to work closely with you in defending your company and its products against product liability claims. We clearly understand and respond to the needs of our clients to protect the integrity and reputation of their products, as well as their proprietary interests.

Our product liability attorneys serve clients in communities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York.

Members of our Product Liability Practice Group are also available to give presentations at your location or in any of our offices.


 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

The Phantom Vehicle: Prejudice in Delayed UM Claim Not Presumed, But Certainly Demonstrable
Shane Haselbarth, March 14, 2014
In Vanderhoff v. Harleysville Insurance Company, 78 A.3d 1060 (Pa. 2013), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided—hopefully for the last time—the fate of an uninsured motorist claim premised upon a phantom vehicle. The court’s decision examined the contours of the prejudice issue...

Will Pennsylvania Replace the Current Standard of Strict Liability for Design Defects With the Negligence Inclusive Analysis of Section 2 of the Third Restatement of Torts?
Alex B. Norman, March 14, 2014
On October 15, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard oral argument in Tincher v. Omega Flex, No. 17 MAP 2013, regarding whether to replace the strict liability analysis of Section 402A of the Second Restatement with the negligence inclusive analysis of Section 2 of the Third Restatement. The...

Did the Florida Supreme Court Greatly Expand Tort Law at a Cost to Florida's Contract Law?
Craig S. Hudson,Jason L. Scarberry, September 11, 2013
On March 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Florida rendered its opinion in Tiara Condominium Association, Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., 110 So.3d 399 (Fla. 2013). In its opinion, the Court specifically limited the application of the Economic Loss Rule (ELR) to product liability cases....