In states throughout the country, manufacturers, product distributors, retail companies and outlet stores are at risk of product liability litigation that may involve numerous defendants, and that can grow from one litigant to class action status in multiple districts. When faced with product liability litigation, companies seek lawyers with deep experience in complex litigation, along with the staff, systems and other resources necessary to efficiently and effectively defend their interests.
Our lawyers have a long history of representing national clients in defending claims of strict product liability in New Mexico's state and federal courts. Many of the firm's lawyers have 10 to 20 years experience in products liability litigation, and the most experienced have 20 to 30-plus years of experience. Our lawyers have proven more than able to manage both large and small cases, and wisely defend our clients in the courtroom, or take an alternative dispute resolution approach, depending upon the needs and desires of the client. Our knowledge of New Mexico law allows us to effectively address issues arising in litigation and settlement involving joint tortfeasors and multiple parties.
Our product liability experience spans a wide variety of products, including:
- Aircraft and aircraft equipment
- Motor vehicles and equipment, including tires and seatbelts
- Construction and other heavy equipment
- Pharmaceutical products (brand-name and generic)
- Medical products and assistive devices (such as shower chairs)
- Sports, recreational and exercise equipment
- Food service equipment
The types of claims we have defended are as diverse as the types of products. We have represented clients in defense of claims asserting defective design, manufacture, warning and labeling; suits involving "crashworthiness" claims for various types of vehicles; and litigation alleging successor liability, indirect purchaser antitrust theories, and wrongful death. Some of our work has involved national issues including breast implants, diet drugs, the Dalkon shield, asbestos, and L-tryptophan.