The Product Liability Lawyers: the premier guide to recommended product liability attorneys, practice area news and legal insights.

Product liability is a doctrine that gives plaintiffs a cause of action if they encounter a defective consumer item. This doctrine can fall under negligence, but it is generally associated with strict liability, meaning that defendants can be held liable regardless of their intent or knowledge. Product liability lawyers have two distinct roles:

  • Defending manufacturers and businesses accused of creating, designing or selling a product that causes harm to the public.
  • Prosecuting individuals and companies that have created a product which caused harm.

We assist business directors, in-house counsel, and individuals by providing a concise and up-to-date guide to leading product liability lawyers across the country. Our research covers all 50 states, with featured attorneys being selected based on the results of peer nominations, in-depth research, awards and client feedback. Our selection process is independent and it is not possible to request entry into the guide.

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An Update On Proposed Changes To The Product Liability Directive 2023

Last year, the Commission published a proposal for a new Product Liability Directive (PLD) to replace the existing PLD, Directive 85/374/ECC.2 The proposal addresses liability for products such as software and digital services, and clarifies the rules applicable to companies that substantially modify products for resale. It also suggests that the claimant’s burden of proof should be relaxed in certain circumstances and aims to ensure that consumers are compensated for defective products manufactured outside the […]