Quirk & Bakalor

Products Liability

Quirk and Bakalor’s attorneys have extensive experience representing manufacturers, designers, distributors, suppliers, importers, retailers and insurers in all types of products liability and complex tort litigation. Our success in obtaining favorable results for clients is largely attributable to two factors: preparation and focus. We make it our business to understand the design, intended use, marketing and distribution of each product we defend in the most cost-effective approach possible. Our primary objective is to build creative legal strategies to support the business goals and needs of our clients.

The attorneys in this Practice Area defend products liability claims ranging from individual cases to multi-district class actions and mass tort proceedings. We handle all elements of these matters, including claim investigation, crisis management, loss prevention, risk management and compliance. We also work with clients on a proactive basis to prevent or reduce the chance of potential claims through careful review of product testing, warning labels, instructions, manuals, warranties, licensing and distribution agreements and quality control practices.  The firm often serves as national coordinating counsel for intricate multi-party, multi-state litigation developing overall defense strategy and managing local counsel.

Our attorneys have experience in defending cases involving virtually all types of products such as automotive parts, baby strollers, cranes, elevators, escalators, flammable fabrics, home appliances, ladders, noise protection devices, pacemakers, personal safety equipment, pesticides, power tools, respirators and ski equipment. All of this collective experience amounts to a wealth of industry-specific knowledge that enables us to outperform our peers.

Our attorneys are further supported by sophisticated case management technology, experienced paralegals and a network of leading forensic expert witnesses who augment our capabilities. Individually, our products liability attorneys are actively connected with regulatory agencies and key industry groups to follow relevant decisions, changes and trends that are of interest and concern to clients.

Our attorneys regularly advise clients on all types of products liability claim categories and matters, including:

Accidents & mass disasters
Asbestos litigation
Class actions & mass torts
Corporate & government compliance issues
Environmental & toxic torts (mold; fibers; particulates; chemicals; gases; solvents)
Government enforcement actions
Insurance coverage
Manufacturing & design defects
Personal injury
Product labeling
Product warnings
Property damage
Recalls & retrofits
Regulatory issues & investigations
Repetitive stress injury

Our attorneys represent a broad base of businesses that manufacture, design, distribute, supply and insure products in areas such as:

Aircraft & components
Building products
Construction equipment
Electronic devices
Elevators & escalators
Food equipment & products
Household appliances
Industrial machinery
Ladders & safety devices
Maritime vessels & components
Medical devices
Noise protection devices
Paint & varnishes
Power tools
Steel & metals
Trucking, buses, automobiles & components