Department profile submitted by Watkins & Eager PLLC
Watkins & Eager’s product liability lawyers have tried a variety of cases to defense verdicts in difficult jurisdictions. Experience includes defense of pharmaceutical and medical device products; asbestos, talc, respiratory injuries; tobacco; personal protective products (respirators, hearing protection, sports equipment, and industrial clothing); automotive and heavy equipment; recreational vehicles; repetitive exposure; construction; welding; pipeline and fuel transmission equipment; kerosene heaters; sports equipment; and power tools.
Mass tort litigators defend clients in asbestos, silica, dioxin, pollution, welding, tobacco, pharmaceutical, plant and pipeline explosions, and tire cases in the most challenging jurisdictions. We have been actively involved in numerous MDL cases serving as lead trial counsel, coordinating counsel, discovery counsel, co-counsel or local counsel, and providing services, including witness preparation, expert witness selection and preparation, and document and exhibit management. We have been at the forefront of defense efforts since the inception of modern product liability theory, and have successfully managed large volumes of cases from discovery through trial in an efficient, non-duplicative, cost-effective manner.
Our staffing model is tailored to the effective administration of individual and mass tort cases. This approach and our rate structure allow us to provide service comparable to national firms at a lower cost to the client.