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Product Liability Litigation and Risk Avoidance 

Daniel Coker attorneys have witnessed first hand the evolution of products liability law in Mississippi—from the recognition of strict liability through the taming of punitive damages with tort reform. Daniel Coker represents companies engaged in every phase of product and component product design, manufacture, distribution, and maintenance. Our attorneys have led and assisted in many cases that have shaped the law as it stands today.

Our documented experience in product liability litigation spans substantially all industries and types of products. Daniel Coker has been instrumental in helping companies mitigate, if not entirely avoid, liability in cases involving:

  • Adulterated or contaminated foods and beverages
  • Agricultural, construction, forestry, material handling equipment, and transportation
  • Agricultural and industrial chemicals
  • Asbestos, silicosis, tobacco, and welding rods
  • Automobiles, recreational vehicles, trucks, and automotive components and systems
  • Construction materials and products defects
  • Consumer products of all types
  • Dietary supplements and products
  • Electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Firearms, archery, and hunting equipment
  • Fire loss claims as a result of allegedly defective products
  • Food processing equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing plant equipment
  • Medical equipment, implants, and devices
  • Pharmaceutical products and services

The majority of the cases we handle at Daniel Coker involve personal injuries and deaths allegedly caused by product defects. However, Daniel Coker attorneys have significant experience in business interruption and lost profit claims from alleged equipment and product failures in a variety of commercial settings.  Our attorneys have successfully represented businesses and individuals in product liability litigation, including breach of contract, warranty, indemnification, and other related claims of alleged product failures. Daniel Coker attorneys also have vast experience with Daubert motions and successfully challenging the opposing experts.

Reported Cases

  • Taylor v. Otis Elevator Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103377 (S.D. Miss. July 25, 2012)
  • Elliot v. Amadas Indus., 796 F. Supp. 2d 796 (S.D. Miss. 2011)
  • Anderson v. Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25585 (S.D. Miss. 2003)
  • Madison v. Revlon, Inc., 789 F. Supp. 758 (S.D. Miss. 1991)
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