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Product Liability

Defending products that define companies.

Husch Blackwell vigorously defends claims alleging design, manufacturing or marketing defects in our clients’ products. With client objectives firmly in mind, our law firm's product liability attorneys develop tailored and innovative strategies for defending single-incident cases and multidistrict litigation (MDL) in many of the nation’s toughest judicial jurisdictions.

Serving as regional and national coordinating counsel, our product liability law attorneys work closely with co-counsel nationwide and draw on the knowledge of a wide network of leading experts, including engineers, scientists and medical professionals. Our product liability clients also benefit from our vast experience in developing solutions and processes for managing expansive litigation efficiently and cost-effectively.

Additionally, our product safety team provides proactive compliance counsel and serves as a robust resource for compliance with government regulations and industry standards. 

Husch Blackwell has represented product liability clients in claims against:

  • Agricultural equipment
  • Automotive components, including airbags
  • Chemicals
  • Construction equipment
  • Consumer products
  • Electrical equipment and components
  • Fire safety equipment
  • Firearms
  • Industrial machinery
  • Medical equipment and devices
  • Processed food

Representative Experience

  • Handled an investigation into the safety testing of a baseball catcher’s helmet and drafted filings for US CPSC. Based on our findings, the Husch Blackwell team then led a recall in the US and Canada.
  • Led an investigation for major retailer into a possible injury hazard with a children’s bed and drafted all filings with US CPSC.
  • Represented a home security company in a product liability case involving a fire in a Washington, D.C. condominium. The claims alleged that the fire started as a result of an alarm and the security system panel.
  • Represented an industrial gas distributor in a suit alleging that a welder work box exploded as the result of a faulty valve on a gas tank.
  • Represented manufacturer of industrial refrigeration compressor which exploded at food processing facility. Took over the Ohio state court case during expert discovery. After disclosing new metallurgical and refrigeration system experts, deposing plaintiffs’ experts and defending new defense experts’ depositions, our client won summary judgment on all counts.
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