Product Liability

Our well-established product liability practice is dedicated to defending lawsuits that can severely damage the reputation and financial survival of manufacturers, retailers, and distributors. We have significant experience defending clients from personal injury and property damage claims allegedly resulting from design or manufacturing defects. In fact, as national counsel to one of the country’s largest appliance manufacturers, we have litigated product liability cases in nearly all of the 50 states. Our extensive product liability experience includes:

  • Consumer appliances
  • Compressed gas tanks and components
  • Electrical equipment
  • Dietary supplements
  • Construction equipment
  • Food processing equipment
  • Fire and Explosion

We have won defense verdicts and dismissals and secured favorable settlements in even the most complex cases. In many of these cases, our early retention of experts and timely product inspections eliminated our client’s products as the cause of the plaintiff’s injury or damages. As a result, we helped our clients avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. These successes illustrate our dedication to every aspect of product liability defense and the protection of the rights of our business clients.

Wiedner & McAuliffe attorneys are also helping to shape the future of product liability law. Our legal team was a prominent voice concerning the importance of preserving an accident scene years before the issue of spoliation, or destruction of evidence, emerged as a separate cause of action. We are also leaders in key industry associations, leading seminars and authoring articles on issues ranging from evidence spoliation in propane fire/explosion cases to the admissibility of Consumer Product Safety Commission publications in product liability trials. With our experience, knowledge, and forward-looking approach to product liability law, we give our clients the solutions they need to achieve the results that they want.