Product Liability and Mass Tort
Baker Donelson manages multiple-suit, mass-tort, large class action as well as high stakes “bet the company” cases involving serious personal injury or death. We have a strong track record defending such cases in some of the nation’s most dangerous venues, and we have proven experience with the complex technical, scientific and medical/health issues involved with these claims.
Our more than 80 lawyers are trusted advocates with decades of trial experience who serve as national, regional and local counsel. We advise clients throughout the United States, with a focus on the southeastern U.S.
Wide variety of industries. We defend clients facing claims in a wide array of industries including motor vehicles, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, consumer products, children’s products, asbestos and tobacco. Our team has the specialized knowledge and understands the unique liability issues faced by the transportation industry, as well as nursing homes and other medical service providers in the health care industry.
Types of claims. The lawyers on our team defend a wide array of complex product and mass tort claims including the defense of design, warning and manufacturing defect cases for manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
Regulatory compliance and product recalls. We advise clients concerning product safety and regulatory compliance issues, and we have served as lead counsel in multiple product safety recalls for manufacturers.
Toxic torts. Attorneys on our team have been at the forefront of asbestos and toxic tort litigation since its inception not only defending, but also addressing the policy and tort reform issues through industry-coordinated appellate advocacy. We have substantial experience defending manufacturers, distributors and service providers – including mining companies, solvent manufacturers, water treatment providers and radioactive waste generators – from environmental and toxic tort claims. Our lawyers have addressed claims arising from exposure to chemical and biological contaminants, asbestos, lead paint, PCBs, vinyl chloride, printing solvents, methylene chloride, petroleum, lead and other toxic chemicals.