Wooden McLaughlin represents clients in product liability litigation, from threatened claims through trials and appeals. Product liability cases are complicated and require advocates who can explain these complex matters in clear and accessible terms to educate opposing counsel, experts, judges, and juries. Wooden McLaughlin’s product liability team stands out for its know-how, earned by decades of experience representing clients ranging from individuals to start-up manufacturers and distributors, to Fortune 100 companies.
Through decades of experience, our attorneys have developed a deep understanding of the relevant engineering, design and manufacturing processes. Our lawyers have handled product liability claims involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, industrial equipment, farming equipment, chemicals, construction materials, and food products. We have often assessed regulatory requirements and compliance when evaluating and advocating our clients’ cases. We have worked with and deposed many physicians, scientists, engineers and other experts. These experiences have provided us significant insights and knowledge regarding medical, scientific and technical issues that arise in product liability cases. We leverage this experience to effectively advocate for our clients as local, regional, and national counsel in state and in federal courts around the U.S.
While Wooden McLaughlin has a long history of effectively litigating individual product liability cases, we have an established track record of efficiently scaling our advocacy to mass torts involving dozens or even hundreds of cases and claims. Our firm has been appointed as co-liaison counsel for defendants in mass tort courts, and we have served as lead litigation counsel in Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”) matters involving cases initially filed all over the United States. We have handled mass tort matters involving medical devices, asbestos material, silica, and other products.
Mass tort claims require the ability to quickly identify key strategic issues while simultaneously managing large volumes of data effectively. Our products liability team includes members who have been specifically deemed as certified in e-discovery. This experience allows us to provide the kind of comprehensive discovery and data-management services clients may not expect from a firm our size.
Given the evolution of product liability litigation over the last decade, claims involving one product and one plaintiff can evolve quickly into many cases alleging the same issues with the same product. At times, early settlement makes sense and at other times, early settlement may compound problems. Wooden McLaughlin lawyers know how to attack these claims from the very beginning and will effectively guide you on the best strategies for your case, from pre-suit investigation through trial.