Meyer, Unkovic & Scott regularly represents both manufacturers and distributors in product liability litigation involving an almost infinite variety of products, including architectural coatings, farm implements, machine tools, food products, medical devices, water craft, consumer and commercial electronics, automotive components, trailer hitches, water heaters, cleaning products, fireworks, motor vehicle tires, fitness equipment, laundry equipment, above-ground swimming pools, asbestos products, mining equipment, sporting goods, furniture, transformers and other electrical equipment, elevators, earth moving equipment and windows. The firm’s highly experienced defense counsel have successfully represented our clients in product liability lawsuits across Pennsylvania and throughout the country. Examples of the firm’s work in the area of product liability defense include:

  • The firm acted as national coordinating counsel for a manufacturer of medical devices in cases filed around the country. None of the cases which the firm tried to verdict resulted in a verdict for the plaintiffs.
  • The firm represented the manufacturer of a cabin cruiser in a product liability action in which the plaintiffs claimed to have suffered from carbon monoxide asphyxiation as a result of alleged negligent design of the boat. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the firm’s client.
  • The firm successfully defended the manufacturer of an architectural coating product in an action filed by the owner of a historic hotel which claimed that the firm’s client was strictly liable for damage to the hotel’s exterior walls.

Because of the firm’s long experience in the defense of product liability claims it has developed a roster of some of the finest forensic experts in the country to assist the firm’s lawyers in successfully representing its clients. In addition, the firm’s product liability litigators have extensive experience defending non-U.S. product manufacturers, so they are familiar with the unique challenges of representing such clients, including dealing with computer operating systems that are not compatible with common U.S. systems, foreign language documents, including electronically stored information, and conducting direct and cross-examination of non-English speaking witnesses.