Product Liability

HunterMaclean represents a wide variety of manufacturers in product liability litigation and counseling.


HunterMaclean represents a wide variety of manufacturers in product liability litigation and counseling. The Firm’s capable attorneys understand the complexities that arise in defending strict liability, negligence, and warranty claims brought against manufacturers.

Personal attention; national experience

HunterMaclean lawyers coordinate counsel for large corporations, bringing to bear decades of experience working with national, regional, and local manufacturing clients. As a result, the team of attorneys at HunterMaclean blends a comprehensive understanding of the law in all fifty states with the personal, one-on-one attention that is a hallmark of HunterMaclean’s practice.

A comprehensive firm

HunterMaclean litigators share a nuanced understanding of diverse product liability industries. These include short- and long-term exposure to a variety of mists, vapors, gases, liquids, and fumes. Representation in mass tort litigation has also involved asbestos, formaldehyde, carpal tunnel, hearing loss, and diesel exhaust. HunterMaclean has also garnered experience in many different types of vehicle cases, including rollovers and power steering, while stewarding the best interests of car manufacturers for more than 40 years.

HunterMaclean represents manufacturers of:

  • Automobiles
  • Consumer products
  • Aircrafts
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Heavy equipment
  • Commercial products
  • Toys
  • Watercrafts
  • Electrical parts

HunterMaclean’s work on behalf of clients has established the Firm as a leader in product liability defense, with a proven record of success.

  • Defense verdict on behalf of national distributor of pharmaceutical medication following a five-week jury trial in opioid lawsuit brought by twenty-one plaintiffs seeking over $200 million in damages.
  • Defended global electronics distributor against suit brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging that luminaire lighting products it supplied to plaintiff were defective.
  • Serve as a coordinating counsel for global trailer manufacturer’s product liability litigation.
  • Trickett v. Advanced Neuromodulation Systems Inc.: Represented medical device manufacturer in product liability lawsuit stemming from alleged defective spinal cord stimulator. 
  • Numerous plaintiffs v. Merck: Defended pharmaceutical manufacturer in Vioxx cases.
  • Numerous plaintiffs v. Georgia Pacific: Plaintiffs alleged brain damage from off-gassing; successful trial results.
  • Various plaintiffs v. Ford Motor Company: Defended Ford through trial in numerous cases, primarily related to rollovers of sport utility vehicles.
  • Toyota Motor Sales USA: Successfully defended various product cases plus successful third party claim against dealer in airbag death.
  • Numerous plaintiffs v. Baxter Healthcare / Baxter International: Represented breast implant manufacturer in various personal injury lawsuits relating to the implants.
  • Pitts v. Fisher-Price Inc.: Represented toy manufacturer in product liability lawsuit resulting in ultimate dismissal with prejudice in favor of client.
  • Smith v. Caterpillar Inc.: Plaintiff dismissed lawsuit on eve of summary judgment hearing in this product liability lawsuit alleging excessive carbon monoxide exposure.
  • Jenkins v. Caterpillar Inc.: Plaintiff alleged design defects in state-of-the-art cut-to-length logging equipment. Court granted summary judgment to manufacturer client on all warranty, contract, and products claims relating to the sale and use of farm equipment of more than $1 million.
  • Boekenheide v. Club Car Inc.: Represented golf car manufacturer in product liability lawsuit stemming from alleged defective design that caused multi-million dollar property loss claim.
  • Cuya v. Ashland Inc.: Obtained dismissal of manufacturer in product liability/wrongful death action.
  • Myers v. Nutone Inc.: Plaintiff convinced to voluntarily dismiss cause of action against manufacturer client in this products liability lawsuit after significant investigation into cause of fire that led to plaintiff’s injuries.
  • Kulawiak v. Boise Cascade LLC: Represented manufacturer of engineered wood products in defective design claim.
  • Square D / Schneider Electric: Represent electrical parts manufacturer in various matters relating to its products.

Arbitration & Mediation

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