McLane has decades of experience in successfully trying product liability cases. In fact, we are often hired to try cases when summary judgment motions are unsuccessful. Expert testimony can often make or break a products liability case. Because of our preeminent trial experience, we have developed an outstanding network of expert witnesses and excel at developing and presenting such expert testimony. We know where to find top-notch experts, and how to prepare them to testify effectively on behalf of clients at depositions and at trial.
Another distinguishing feature of our practice is that we represent both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of product liability cases. The diversity of our practice allows us to anticipate and resolve issues to the advantage of our clients. We commonly work in partnership with in-house legal departments to handle huge amounts of legal work efficiently and within budget. Corporate counsel can rely on us to map out cases at the outset, establish milestones and deliver services when expected.
Examples of our recent work in product liability cases include:
- Obtaining an early dismissal of a complaint against the maker of paint used for lane markers on highways in a case involving a brain-injured biker.
- Serving as coordinating counsel in New Hampshire for a large oil refinery in a case alleging groundwater contamination and entailing an extraordinary amount of pre-trial discovery, motions practice and expert reports and disclosures.
- Representing a major utility in a number of cases pending in the State of New York involving allegations of groundwater contamination.
Over the years, our attorneys have handled many types of product liability cases, including those involving industrial machinery, the automotive industry, the pharmaceutical industry and toxic torts.