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Products Liability

For many years, our clients have employed HCP attorneys as their lead trial counsel, regional counsel, and national supervising counsel in product liability litigation.  When they are hit with significant product liability cases, they turn to us for counsel and trial expertise.  The firm has an impressive courtroom win record in the defense of high-risk, groundbreaking cases including nationwide class actions, MDL proceedings, and joint state/federal litigation.  HCP’s “one firm” approach makes it possible to rapidly mobilize a team of first-class attorneys from multiple disciplines to meet our clients’ needs.

One key to the successful defense of product liability claims is the ability to handle scientific and technical issues in the courtroom.  Our trial attorneys can make the most complex matters understandable to lay jurors.  Our experience includes the representation of manufacturers and distributors of products in a host of industries, including tires, automotive products, industrial chemicals, medical devices, toys, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, building products, heavy equipment, and countless other products.

 HCP lawyers have considerable expertise in counseling and defending clients during investigations by state and federal regulatory agencies, the United States Congress, and state attorneys general.  Our aim is to help clients avoid litigation by advising them on product liability questions, successor liability issues, piercing of the corporate veil, product distribution and marketing, product tampering and recalls, and regulatory compliance.

Working closely with our clients’ in-house counsel and technical and marketing personnel, we address existing and foreseeable governmental standards and regulations, the proper use of warnings and instructions, advertising and marketing issues, and product recalls.  We also frequently advise clients on related issues including the review of and recommendations for primary and excess-layer insurance coverage, records retention policies, personnel training, and contacts with the media.

Our well-known and respected products liability attorneys enjoy an unparalleled history of successes.  Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

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