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We* know the massive impact that an alleged product defect can have on a company’s reputation and business. That’s why businesses facing product liability claims come to Lenczner Slaght for our unique expertise and litigation experience. With deep experience, Lenczner Slaght can offer reliability§ in all aspects of product liability litigation, from research into highly specialized manufacturing techniques and products, to managing the complexities of multiple insurer, multi-party or multi-jurisdictional class actions. In an increasingly global litigation environment, we have experience meeting the litigation challenges of clients based in the US and other countries around the globe and helping cross-border clients navigate the complexities of Canadian law. Whether local or international, we can help in product liability cases of every type. From pharmaceuticals to consumer goods to heavy machinery, we’ve seen every kind of defect and flaw. Except in our advocacy..

Through more than two decades of practice across the spectrum of commercial litigation, Lenczner Slaght has developed unique expertise in the area of product liability.

We regularly represent manufacturers faced with claims involving alleged design and manufacturing defects, incorrect or incomplete labelling or instructions, breaches of the duty to warn and other liability issues. We also provide advice on risk management and insurance-related matters, drawing on our lawyers' deep industry-specific knowledge, as well as their expertise in the legal and regulatory environments in which our diverse clients operate.

From research into highly specialized manufacturing techniques to managing the complexities of multiple insurer claims, Lenczner Slaght lawyers are skilled in all aspects of product liability litigation. Several have been singled out as leaders in this area by The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide and other peer-based rankings. In addition, our firm has recognized expertise in class actions, having acted in many of Canada's most closely watched cases over the past 20 years.

Products of Every Description

Lenczner Slaght provides liability litigation support to makers of a wide range of products, including:

  • pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • processed food and beverages
  • personal care products
  • motor vehicles
  • trains, boats & planes.
  • elevators and escalators
  • heating and plumbing systems
  • construction and building materials
  • industrial equipment
  • computer hardware and software

Cross-Border Litigation

Our product liability lawyers have a wealth of experience in meeting the litigation challenges of clients based in the US and other countries around the globe. Whether serving as lead counsel, coordinating the efforts of international firms as Canadian counsel, or managing a multi-jurisdictional litigation, Lenczner Slaght helps cross-border clients navigate the complexities of Canadian law and government regulations. We also represent their interests at Canadian coroner's inquests and other public inquiries.  

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