The lawyers in Vaughan Baio & Partners’ Product Liability practice bring a proven track record in successfully defending regional, national and international manufacturers against product liability claims in courts across the country. Our extensive experience ranges from single action personal injury claims to state and nationwide class actions, mass torts and multidistrict litigation. These cases have involved catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, multimillion-dollar property losses and environmental damage.
Our lawyers frequently act as national coordinating counsel, class-action counsel and appellate counsel in product liability litigation, and we have significant experience assisting clients with regulatory and criminal investigations, including actions brought by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Food and Drug Administration.
Our Product Liability lawyers have particular strengths curbing punitive damage claims. When a case goes to verdict, the jury must be instructed that a punitive award has to bear a reasonable relationship to whatever the compensatory award might be. Complicated choice-of-law issues can also be implicated involving the law of other countries that do not recognize or permit the recovery of punitive damages.
Clients appreciate our innovative ‘outside the box’ thinking and singular focus on getting the best result possible for every matter they entrust to us. As one of our global product manufacturers explained after a significant victory, “we want attorneys like you, who are not satisfied with the law as it is today, to take the initiative and move it in the right direction.”
In addition, clients count on our honest and objective analysis to guide their operational and strategic decisions. We understand the risks – financial, reputational and competitive – of product liability litigation, and strive to provide our clients with comprehensive strategies that anticipate outcomes with the flexibility needed to respond to unexpected developments.
We are committed to providing the exceptional legal services that our clients expect in the most cost-efficient manner possible. We draw upon our extensive experience managing complex national defenses in intricate, technical disputes to ensure consistency and communication in every product liability litigation matter we undertake.
Our experience covers a wide variety of industries, including:
- Agricultural Equipment
- Amusement Industry Products and Devices
- Automobiles and Automotive Component Parts
- Consumer Goods
- Food Products
- Forklifts and Industrial Equipment
- Household Technology and Electronics
- Industrial Chemicals
- Medical Devices
- Pesticides and Herbicides
- Tires and Rubber