Product Liability and Risk Management

Today, manufacturers and distributors of product must maneuver troublesome
and complicated legal and regulatory hurdles. To add to these concerns
(with respect to medical device companies in particular), the FDA continues
to put additional stumbling blocks and hurldles in the way of companies
trying to reach the market with new products, and increases challenges
for production, distribution and promotion of existing products. Accordingly,
the Product Liability and Risk Management Practice Group strives to find
successful and effective solutions, as well as resolutions, for all of
these legal issues facing 21st century companies.


Helping product manufacturers and distributors achieve their business objectives,
while complying in a cost-effective manner with the numerous and often
complex laws and regulations.

Advertising and Promotion

Helping our clients develop strategies to support successful marketing
in accordance with the requirements of law and the enforcement policies
of various regulatory agencies. As a part of that, we review and assist
in the development of product literature, package inserts, terms and conditions
and other labeling, with an eye to both product liability and other specific
legal requirements.

Crisis Management

Because legal issues often arise without warning and can necessitate quick
solutions, the firm’s lawyers are always easily accessible so that timely
answers are given to eleventh-hour questions.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

If a legal dispute cannot be successfully resolved, early on, through client
directed settlement negotiations or by formal mediation, the litigation
attorneys at Webster Kaplan proactively advocate our clients’
position and prepare, counsel and guide them through the matrix of the
pre-trial and trial phases of a lawsuit. Our experience involves representing
clients in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, arbitration
tribunals and administrative boards.

We represent individuals and business entities, as well as their participants,
partners, shareholders, and entrepreneurs, defending product liability
claims and handling a variety of commercial and business disputes and