Product Liability

An allegation that a product is defective can arise at any point along the distribution chain – from design and manufacture to supply and sale.

When a product becomes the target of a liability claim, it can bring negative publicity, business interruption and lengthy litigation.

Burden & Hansen, LLC represents clients involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of products, including, but not limited to, medical devices, chemical products/industrial cleaners, household products, electronic equipment, appliances, food products, complex industrial equipment, tools, furniture, playground equipment, sporting goods, automobiles and recreational vehicles.

Burden & Hansen, LLC has experience handling high exposure, complex catastrophic loss cases, including from product failure, use or misuse, chemical leak, fire and explosion. We have a dedicated group of attorneys who are available 24/7 to respond quickly to catastrophic accidents involving significant injuries and loss of life. Our attorneys handle on-the-scene investigation of losses, including retention and coordination of experts, preservation of evidence and management and coordination of a defense in the early stages after a major loss.

Product Liability cases can be complex and costly. When possible, we will work to resolve the matter early in the litigation process; however, if resolution is not possible, our litigators have extensive experience in taking a case to trial. We are knowledgeable in selecting the appropriate skilled and qualified expert witnesses, a critical task in defending against these claims. Through our involvement in national defense organizations, we have built strong relationships with experts across a wide range of fields.