With a long track record of successfully resolving complex, multi-jurisdictional product liability and mass tort claims and disputes for both domestic and international clients, we have what it takes to efficiently and effectively represent clients in the challenges they face.
The lawyers in Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Product Liability and Mass Torts practice have the knowledge and experience necessary to develop the most effective litigation, compliance or counseling strategy to meet the challenges faced by our clients. We have a decades-long track record of successfully resolving complex, multi-jurisdictional product liability and mass tort claims and disputes for both domestic and international clients.
We count among our ranks some of the leading product liability defense lawyers in the country with a roster of clients that includes many major corporations that were defendants in product liability and mass tort lawsuits.
We have been involved in the full array of product liability and mass torts claims. Our experience includes handling mass tort cases (asbestos, 9/11-related claims, blood products, latex, repetitive stress injury, popcorn lung and breast implant) and product liability cases (product containers, manufacturing equipment, food additives, construction products, consumer products, chemical exposures and occupational diseases).
In recent years, our skills at managing thousands of mass tort cases have been used in the World Trade Center litigation, in which we represented the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as well as the World Trade Center Properties Defendants (the lessees of the World Trade Center towers and other buildings in the complex). This litigation involved thousands of lawsuits for wrongful death and personal injury, and claims for property damage and business interruption that resulted from the attacks of 9/11.
A major part of our product liability practice has involved the defense of more than 100,000 personal injury cases arising from alleged exposure to asbestos. We have served as national counsel for several defendants and were selected to serve as members of the National Trial Lawyers teams for many companies. We also represented major corporate defendants in property damage cases seeking recovery of billions of dollars for the cost of abating or removing asbestos-containing products from thousands of buildings.
With our years of experience in the product liability and mass tort fields, we have developed a network of preeminent medical, technical and engineering experts whom we draw upon to assist us in defending our clients. We also have developed our own expertise in the technical aspects of our clients’ cases. For example, we are known as one of the nation’s leading legal experts on the scientific, including medical and mineralogical, issues in asbestos litigation. Our knowledge of the legal issues in these areas is unparalleled, and we have advanced sophisticated and novel legal theories that have created new product liability law in many cases.
Our clients come to us not only for our substantive expertise in the product liability and mass tort areas but also because we have the experience and ability to handle complex trials if a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached.