Practices & Industries

Products Liability

Parker Poe provides products liability advice and litigation services in matters involving manufactured products, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Experience Highlights

  • Litigation – We represent clients in both state and federal courts in North Carolina, South Carolina and other states, in claims involving wrongful death, bodily injury, property damage, business interruption and other economic losses. Our litigation experience includes multi-district litigation and mass tort litigation.
  • Advice and Counseling – We advise manufacturing clients on products liability issues such as appropriate warnings for products, appropriate language for instructions and operations manuals and recall and retrofit issues.
  • Appeals – We represent clients in appeals in state appellate courts and in the United States Courts of Appeals.

Experience

  • Defended manufacturer of industrial machinery in mass tort litigation arising from an explosion at the West Pharmaceutical plant in Kinston, North Carolina, which completely destroyed the plant and caused six deaths and many serious burn injuries
  • Represented manufacturers of prescription drugs, defending personal injury claims in state and federal courts in North Carolina and South Carolina and in multi-district litigation
  • Defended manufacturers of medical devices and products such as hip prostheses, surgical staplers, sutures and latex gloves in state and federal courts in North Carolina and South Carolina and in multi-district litigation
  • Represented the manufacturer of large ductile iron water pipes in a catastrophic bodily injury case
  • Represented the manufacturer of a pressure vessel which leaked, resulting in contamination of a pharmaceutical product
  • Defended the manufacturer of polyurethane foam used in seat cushions in the San Juan (Puerto Rico) Du Pont Hotel, which allegedly exacerbated the fire that resulted in mass tort claims

Experience

  • Defended manufacturer of industrial machinery in mass tort litigation arising from an explosion at the West Pharmaceutical plant in Kinston, North Carolina, which completely destroyed the plant and caused six deaths and many serious burn injuries
  • Represented manufacturers of prescription drugs, defending personal injury claims in state and federal courts in North Carolina and South Carolina and in multi-district litigation
  • Defended manufacturers of medical devices and products such as hip prostheses, surgical staplers, sutures and latex gloves in state and federal courts in North Carolina and South Carolina and in multi-district litigation
  • Represented the manufacturer of large ductile iron water pipes in a catastrophic bodily injury case
  • Represented the manufacturer of a pressure vessel which leaked, resulting in contamination of a pharmaceutical product
  • Defended the manufacturer of polyurethane foam used in seat cushions in the San Juan (Puerto Rico) Du Pont Hotel, which allegedly exacerbated the fire that resulted in mass tort claims
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Andrew A. Bennington

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Jason R. Benton

Partner

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John H. Beyer

Partner

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Kevin L. Chignell

Raleigh Office Managing Partner

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Irvin W. Hankins III

Partner

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Josephine H. Hicks

Partner

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Collier R. Marsh

Associate

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Bradley K. Overcash

Counsel

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William R. Thomas

Columbia Office Managing Partner

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