Product Liability Litigation

Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik regularly defends manufacturers, product distributors and wholesalers, and retail sellers in Strict Product Liability lawsuits and product negligence claims filed in state courts and United States District Courts. Our attorneys have handled thousands of product liability lawsuits involving a wide variety of mechanical, electrical, chemical, system design, guarding and shielding, machinery controls, and other types of product defect claims and failure-to-warn product liability lawsuits. Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik represents pharmaceutical companies, food suppliers, chemical and ingredient manufacturers, and vendors in toxic tort lawsuits and environmental contamination lawsuits. Our breadth of product liability defense experience and our highly skilled product defense specialists possess superior legal knowledge regarding the nuances and intricacies of Wisconsin product liability practice. This allows us to consistently deliver superior results and better legal outcomes for product liability defendants who are sued in Wisconsin under long arm jurisdiction statutes which reach nationally and internationally.

For over 65 years, Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik has helped define, and limit, the scope of recoverable product liability damages in Wisconsin’s trial courts and appellate courts. We have helped set the boundaries of Wisconsin product liability law and clarify key legal issues including chain of distribution liability, multiple defendant contribution and indemnity rights, joint and several liability rules and exceptions, product misuse defenses and product user contributory negligence, Industry and Trade association liability, and corporate successor product liability. The relevant legal issues change yearly, but our attorneys’ legal experience consistently guides and selects the most appropriate product liability defense strategies.

Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik knows and regularly works with the most qualified and experienced product liability expert witnesses and forensic investigators in Wisconsin and surrounding Midwestern states. Our firm is available to partner with national practice product liability attorneys and national claims trial counsel representing individual manufacturers and defense consortiums who need to manage mass tort claims litigation and national products liability defense litigation venued inside Wisconsin.