Product Liability

Product Liability

Product Liability


When a claim arises that an allegedly defective or dangerous product has caused serious injuries, loss of life or property damage, it is important to know what parties may be held ultimately liable. Design, manufacture and labeling may all be at issue and may implicate various parties or non-parties. The attorneys at Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. have extensive experience handling products liability defense claims for insurers, manufacturers, designers, retailers, distributors and others involved in design and the “chain of manufacture and distribution.”

The lawyers at Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. have an average of nearly 20 years of experience each handling product liability defense. The firm frequently handles cases involving a wide variety of allegedly defective products, including claims arising from:

  • Playground equipment defects
  • Drugs, including Ephedrine and others
  • Medical devices, including pacemakers
  • Automobiles, including seatbelts
  • Industrial machinery
  • Home appliance and tools defects
  • Plumbing and heating equipment
  • Food borne illness

Effective products liability defense may involve aspects beyond the classical law of products liability and include contract and insurance law, engineering and medical assessments, and even premises liability. In each case, products liability defense involves answering a number of important questions:

  • Did the product malfunction under proper use, was it dangerously designed, or did the manufacturer fail to warn of inherent dangers in the product?
  • Did the alleged malfunction, dangerous design or failure to warn actually cause the plaintiff’s injury?
  • What is the extent of the plaintiff’s injury?
  • Who may bear ultimate responsibility for the claim?


Attorneys at the firm will work diligently to save your organization’s time, money and staff hours as much as possible. The firm is cost-conscious and always considers the client’s bottom line first. You can be assured that you will only be charged for services that deliver value.

To schedule an appointment to discuss products liability defense with an attorney at Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C., call 631-694-0033 or contact the firm via email today.

The law firm of Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. is AV Preeminent Rated* and is currently listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters. Lawyers at the firm have an average of nearly 20 years of experience handling insurance litigation. To discuss construction accident defense, call 631-694-0033 or contact the firm via email.

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