Products Liability

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As technology progresses, manufacturers are introducing ever more amazing and innovative products. These products make us safer, increase our quality of life, and allow us to achieve previously unimaginable feats. Yet, in recent years, the threat of products liability lawsuits has grown significantly, and legislatures throughout the country have not been able to rein in the damages and claims faced by well-meaning manufacturers.

Even if a manufacturer can avoid liability, a products liability case can negatively affect your operations and public reputation; it can distract key employees from their principal job responsibilities; and it can lead to the disclosure of sensitive and valuable intellectual property. At Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP, we have extensive experience representing manufacturers in products liability cases, working to provide a solid but sensible defense in each case. Our attorneys work to minimize the disruption that such actions invariably cause. 

 

Experience

  • U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Fighter Mishap in Alaska

    Represented onboard oxygen generating system manufacturer in a mishap involving a U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor near Elmendorf, Alaska.
  • Gulfstream G-IV Accident at Palwaukee Municipal Airport, Wheeling, Illinois

    Represented business jet operator in mishap involving a Gulfstream G-IV at Palwaukee Municipal Airport, Wheeling, Illinois. Successfully represented executive flight department and its insurer in various appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court, including obtaining affirmance of favorable jury verdict in wrongful death litigation, reversal of tort immunity finding in favor of co-defendant, and complete reversal of trial court's adverse coverage ruling.

  • McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Accident at Madrid-Barajas Airport

    Represented component manufacturer in Multi District Litigation arising out of the fatal crash of a Spanish airline's McDonnell Douglas MD-82 at Madrid Barajas International Airport in Madrid, Spain.

  • Design Defect Litigation Against Architectural Firm

    Obtained dismissal with prejudice of personal injury claims involving malpractice against architecture firm for design of commercial structures located at Edens Plaza.
  • Boeing 737 Accident Near Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Obtained dismissal based upon forum non conveniens grounds for U.S. aircraft component part manufacturer in consolidated action involving Indonesian domestic airliner crash in Indonesia.
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