“Product liability” is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. In the United States, the claims most commonly associated with product liability are negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and various consumer protection claims. The majority of product liability laws are determined at the state level and vary widely from state to state. Each type of product liability claim requires proof of different elements in order to present a valid claim. Three major types of product liability claims are:
- Manufacturing defect
- Design defect
- Failure to warn (also known as marketing defects)
Margaret Korgul-Esposito manages portfolios of product liability matters for large manufacturers. In addition to providing overall strategic direction to clients in their products liability matters, she serves as lead counsel in courtroom actions at both the trial and appellate level.
She has represented a broad range of manufacturers, distributors, lessors, insurers, and others in both straightforward and complex cases involving products of all types including but not limited to:
- Agricultural equipment
- Consumer products
- Electric and electronics equipment
- Exercise equipment
- Friction products
- Industrial equipment
- Marine engines
- Medical devices
MarKorLaw is fully prepared to defend product liability claims or to establish an aggressive resolution strategy that protects your company from unwarranted and costly litigation.