Product Liability

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Originally conceived as a boutique litigation practice, the Firm quickly recognized the need to add additional lawyers to staff complex cases. From the core of five lawyers, the Firm has grown sufficiently to provide quality representation in the following areas of practice.


At FWL, defense of a product liability claim is more than a just a lawsuit. We understand that product litigation can influence the product’s availability to marketplace and impact the viability of the manufacturer. Our product defense experience is diverse.

FWL serves as General Counsel and national trial counsel for J.H. Fletcher & Co., America’s leading producer of underground coal mine roof bolting machines. This representation is international in scope.

FWL serves as an integral member of multiple virtual law firms responsible for thousands of pharmaceutical and medical device cases including the Pelvic Mesh MDL, In Re Zoloft Mass Litigation Panel, Lipitor and Plavix Litigation FWL represents Axiall, LLC (formerly PPG Industries, Inc.) in multiple chemical product liability cases.Other product liability representations by FWL’s lawyers have involved prescription drugs, blood products, over-the-counter drugs, chemicals, electrical transformers, brakes, gears, lawnmowers, weedeaters, mantrips, industrial conveyors, punch presses, solvents, rail cars, surgical instruments, paint, construction materials, vehicular products and other commercial and consumer products.

FWL understands that the opportunity for a successful product defense increases when trial counsel knows the product and develops alternative defense strategies through exhaustive sessions with engineers, scientists and expert witnesses. Choosing the right expert begins with the identification of the issue which requires expertise. Debunking the adverse expert is always a priority for FWL. Daubert, Kumho and their state court progeny are our tools.

Medical evidence evaluation is professionally accomplished by the FWL team which includes a nurse lawyer, multiple nurse legal assistants and consulting physicians.

FWL accepts product liability representations throughout the state of West Virginia and in Kentucky and Ohio as requested.

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