Product Liability

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Overview

When faced with litigation, the highly technical and often protracted nature of product liability claims requires the right legal defense. Modrall Sperling has one of the largest, longest-standing, and most highly regarded product liability defense practices in New Mexico.

There is no formula to defending a products liability lawsuit. Nevertheless, our goal is the same in every case - to serve the best interests of our clients. Sometimes that means serving as lead trial counsel. Sometimes it means acting as regional or local trial counsel. And sometimes it means serving in some other capacity altogether. Regardless, when you work with our product liability lawyers, you are backed by the resources of one of the state's most diverse law firms and a team designed to most effectively protect your interests.

Modrall Sperling attorneys have experience in high exposure product liability litigation, and are trained to handle and manage a range of matters, ranging from one-off instances of alleged product failure to large volume claims of mass tort. Our lawyers have handled claims for a variety of products, including food and beverage consumables, drugs and medical devices, industrial machinery, automobiles, hardware and tools, household products, various consumer products, as well as chemicals and other toxic products.

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Experience

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.