Tort & Product Liability

strong, focused and on point

Manufacturers and companies facing complex product liability claims count on Maslon's Tort & Product Liability Group for strategic counsel and exceptional service. We understand involvement in litigation is not a business objective—and our attorneys team with in-house counsel and business leaders to achieve their desired results as swiftly and economically as possible. That begins with developing a strategy to win the case. We dig out the facts, conduct discovery, identify substantive experts, and leverage our extensive trial experience to help our clients succeed. We know how to fight, but we also have the skills to negotiate and mediate solutions for our clients.

We've been described as "responsive, insightful, innovative and intellectually strong, with attorneys who are loyal to the client and service-oriented," (Chambers USA) and a "Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies in Torts Litigation" (Corporate Counsel magazine, 2013)—a reputation earned through decades of dedicated representation. Our extensive experience has taken us to companies and courtrooms across the nation, with particular skill in individual claims, mass torts, class actions, and multi-district litigation. We excel as national coordinating counsel on large, complex matters. We also have considerable experience acting as local or regional counsel, and national coordinating counsel rely on us heavily in such matters. Whatever your industry or your size, we will work closely with you to tailor a legal solution that fits your business and your budget.

Drugs and Medical Devices
For more than 25 years, Maslon lawyers have fought for and defended leading drug and medical device manufacturers in state and federal courts across the country, as well as abroad—experience we continually leverage to offer our clients exceptional representation from pre-litigation counseling through discovery, trial, and appeal.

Not only do we understand the law, we also have a recognized skill for unwinding complex design and manufacturing processes, difficult medical concepts, and critical engineering specifications. We will protect your business, carefully developing the facts, defenses, and counter-claims. You'll get focused and practical advice about your best options, and we will dedicate ourselves to achieving that end result.

Consumer and Commercial Products
In addition to significant work in the drug and medical device industry, we have handled product liability matters involving a wide variety of consumer and commercial products, including automobiles, snowmobiles, aircraft equipment, electrical components, grain storage silos, asbestos, industrial detergents, ladders, infant incubators, furnaces, and elevators.

Other Mass Tort Litigation
Maslon attorneys have significant experience with mass tort litigation that is not specific to a product, medical device, or pharmaceutical. For example, Maslon lawyers successfully defended one of Minnesota's largest manufacturers in a putative class action brought by individuals who claimed to have suffered personal injury and property damage related to alleged groundwater contamination. Maslon lawyers have also represented businesses and utilities in connection with large-scale explosions and fires that have resulted in wrongful death, personal injury, and property damage claims.

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