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Defending products liability claims has been a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice since our founding in 1993. Manufacturers and other businesses turn to us when they face product defect allegations brought by individuals, by large groups of plaintiffs, or as putative class actions.

We have handled personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and economic loss claims involving:

  • Food and agricultural products;
  • Medical devices and pharmaceuticals;
  • Consumer and professional safety equipment;
  • Hospital and surgical equipment;
  • Chemicals and petroleum products;
  • Telecommunications switching equipment;
  • Consumer goods and appliances;
  • Security, alarm, and monitoring systems;
  • Heavy construction and agricultural equipment;
  • Vehicles;
  • Fires and explosions in commercial and industrial applications;
  • Industrial and manufacturing equipment;
  • Construction sites and building materials;
  • Prisons and detention facilities; and
  • Underground water and sewage pipelines.

We regularly defend product liability cases both in Minnesota and around the country. We also maintain relationships with local counsel around the country, and follow developments in product liability law nationwide, so that we are ready to assist immediately wherever we are needed.

Major national manufacturers have asked us to serve as national counsel defending class action, mass tort, and other large-scale litigation involving numerous claims.

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Jeanette Bazis
Faris Rashid

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In addition to litigation costs and damages, our attorneys understand the consequences of negative publicity in product-liability actions. We move swiftly and work closely with clients to assess risks, minimize exposure, and develop and implement a strategy to resolve the dispute or win at trial.

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