Products liability cases often involve issues relating to design and manufacturing defect, and other technical or specialized inquiries. These cases are typically expert-intensive. Our attorneys have a background in science and statistics, as well as product design and intellectual property. This gives us the know-how to communicate with experts, in order to prepare them, and to translate and communicate their opinions to the lay audience, whether that be a judge or a jury.
The area of toxic tort – asbestos or other toxic chemicals – is a particular variety of a products liability case that presents very specific challenges. Located in Madison County, Illinois, the firm has defended many clients in asbestos and other toxic tort lawsuits for several years. We are at the cutting edge of the various issues that arise specifically in the context of toxic tort, such as issues relating to jurisdiction, venue, causation and issues of setoff for damage awards, against the quickly changing landscape of asbestos trusts.