Product Liability

Barton Gilman is proud of its reputation for providing stellar litigation services to clients involved in product liability cases in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and other states. Our firm's product liability clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small, local enterprises.

Our product liability attorneys are frequently called upon to defend manufacturers, distributors and retailers in cases involving a wide range of industrial, business and consumer products – including power equipment, medical devices, food-borne illnesses, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Recognizing the inherent economic realities of litigation, controlling costs is a priority in every case we handle, including products liability. Our extensive litigation experience allows us to nimbly and incisively review and assess the merits of cases at their outset. We identify cases that could benefit from mediation or arbitration, and those that are appropriate to defend through trial.

In one recent case, our strategic defense helped settle a products liability case for a fraction of the original demand. On the eve of trial, we filed a series of motions that, if granted, would have seriously undermined the plaintiff’s case against our client, a manufacturer of a backflow preventer for plumbing systems. The representation provided by Barton Gilman attorneys resulted in settling the case for substantially less than the initial demand without having to endure the expense of a prolonged trial.