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Product Liability Services

Litigation

Product liability can be a disastrous experience for any business. Walter Haverfield attorneys are trial-ready to drive successful and more effective results for our clients. We defend product manufacturers at all levels of litigation matters, through trial and appeals, whether it’s manufacturing or design defect claims, risk management, administrative compliance, or warning or warranty issues. We identify critical issues early and use this knowledge to our client’s advantage in the litigation and negotiation processes.

Practice Group Leader

Ralph E. Cascarilla, Managing Partner

Ralph represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of governmental white-collar criminal investigations, including environmental, health care, securities fraud, antitrust, tax, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), federal elections and government procurement matters.

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Our Product Liability Difference

Walter Haverfield attorneys represent and defend, through trial and appeal, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, suppliers, retailers, and insurers in a host of products and related industries. While every situation is different, our established counsel is well-versed in the complexities of product liability across every industry.

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Recognition

U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2022 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 (Cleveland): Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 (Cleveland): Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Metropolitan Tier 3 (Cleveland): Litigation – Construction; Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Insurance
2021 RANKINGS
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 (Cleveland): Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 (Cleveland): Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Metropolitan Tier 3 (Cleveland): Bet-the-Company Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Insurance; Litigation – Trusts & Estates
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Experience

  • Automotive/Trucking Industrial Products:
  • Engine Filtration Devices
  • Gaskets
  • Hoses
  • Seat Belts and Components
  • Seat Retractors/Recliners
  • Aviation Products:
  • Interior Construction and Finish Materials
  • Chemicals/Industrial Toxins:
  • Asbestos
  • Borates
  • Gasoline
  • Dynamite
  • Electro-Ceramics
  • Explosive Fuses
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Hydrofluoric Acid
  • Latex Based Paints
  • Insecticides
  • Oil-Based Paints
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • Computer and Electronic Equipment/Devices:
  • Alarm/Detection Systems (CO, Fire, Smoke, Moisture, Motion)
  • Batteries:  Alkaline, Lithium
  • Piezoelectric Actuators
  • Power Cord and Transformer Products
  • Construction Products, Vehicles, and Materials:
  • Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
  • Electronic Radiant Heating Systems
  • Elevator Products/components
  • Escalator Products/components
  • Fiberglass
  • Interior Drywall/Fiberboard
  • Hydronic Radiant Heating Systems
  • Mucker Vehicles in Highway Construction
  • Nuclear Pressure Testing Pipe-Stoppers
  • Prefabricated Modularized Building Units/Pods/Segments
  • Polyurethane Foam Cushioning
  • Steel Beams
  • Steel and Steel Alloys
  • Vinyl Wall Covering
  • Welding rods
  • Consumer Products:
  • Clothing Flammability
  • Coffee Makers
  • Dishwashers
  • Fireplace Inserts
  • Furniture
  • Helmets (Motorcycle/bicycle)
  • Home Security Alarm Systems
  • Home Furnaces
  • Ladders
  • Lotions
  • Mowers
  • Natural Gas/Propane Gas Valves
  • Ovens
  • Portable Electric Heaters
  • Ranges/Stoves
  • Refrigerators
  • Snow Blowers
  • Television Sets
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Toys
  • Washing Machines
  • Water Heaters
  • Electrical Equipment and Components:
  • Switches
  • Thermocouples
  • Food Products:
  • Animal Feed
  • Fast food
  • Soft drinks
  • Industrial Equipment and Products:
  • Banbury Mixers
  • Basic Oxygen Furnace at Steel Plant
  • Blast Furnace at Steel Plant
  • Boilers
  • Drill Press
  • Industrial Glue and Paint Mixers
  • PVC Injection Mold Manufacturers
  • Punch Press
  • Stamping Press
  • Turning Bases
  • Marine Products/Vessels:
  • Cigarette Boats (Hulls)
  • Toilet Systems
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices:
  • Pharma:
  • Ephedra:  Wrongful Death, Personal Injury Cases in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Ohio
  • Nicorette (Smoking Cessation) Pharmaceutical Gum:  Defense Verdict, Ohio Supreme Court Decision, Wrongful Death
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Sympathomimetic Amines
  • Medical Devices:
  • Angioplasty/Catheter Balloons
  • Cardiac Defibrillators
  • Cardiac Pacemakers
  • Hydronic Ablation Units
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • Spinal Stimulators
  • Cardio-Vascular Stents
  • Vaginal Mesh Products
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