Practice Areas

Product Liability

For many years, Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth has litigated product liability claims involving commercial products, industrial equipment, building products, medical devices and asbestos exposure, taking numerous cases to trial. We regularly defend manufacturers, suppliers, trade and certification organizations and premises owners, and are well-versed in defending products and related premises liability claims. Our attorneys have briefed and argued many significant legal issues involving product liability in both trial and appellate courts, including whether courts have the authority to enter and enforce case management orders, whether an employer is liable for "second-hand" toxic exposure under theories of environmental contamination and nuisance, and whether a manufacturer has a duty to warn when its product is attached or used in connection with dangerous materials made or sold by others. In the process of defending hundreds of product liability cases, we have accumulated valuable expertise in the complex science that surrounds products cases, including industrial hygiene, bio-statistics, epidemiology, pulmonology, immunology and pathology.

We evaluate cases early to maximize the potential for quick resolution and preserve each client’s defenses. We work closely with our clients to develop sensible case strategies, supported by timely and thorough client communication. Our strong working relationships with the attorneys, experts and mediators who regularly practice in this area enable us to resolve many issues informally, without the time and expense of protracted litigation or complicated motion practice. Although we have a track record of resolving cases short of trial, part of the reason for our success is our proven courtroom skill and expertise. We realize how expensive litigation can be, and emphasize cost-effective case strategies that take into account the relative risk of each case.

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