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Products Liability

The attorney team of Robert K. Shelquist and Yvonne M. Flaherty has litigated and tried scores of products liability/personal injury cases in state and federal district and appellate courts across the country.

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Our work encompasses claims directed at a diverse range of products and injuries--including asbestos products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electrical appliances, industrial accidents, construction products, and construction equipment.

In the closely related area of consumer fraud litigation, the group recently obtained a judgment on behalf of a nationwide class of farmer-consumers in excess of $60 million. Currently, among other matters, we are actively involved in products liability actions against some of the largest pharmaceutical, medical device and construction companies in the world.

Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff litigate as a team effectively, aggressively and efficiently and have earned a national reputation for work product excellence and effective advocacy.

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The Products Liability team has litigated a comprehensive and diverse range of complex property damage and personal injury claims involving dangerous or defective products. Several of these cases have involved damages claims in excess of $100 million. We have tried several such cases to verdict in both federal and state courts throughout the country.

Our experienced trial lawyers have earned a national reputation and have been appointed by Courts to serve in numerous positions of leadership in national litigation.

The firm recently resolved a series of personal injury claims on behalf of numerous plaintiffs and their families who were exposed to toxic releases from an industrial explosion at a major federal installation. These federal court lawsuits involved sophisticated expert opinions from numerous authorities in such areas as radiological cytogenetic testing, dispersion analysis, volatile chemical interactions in certain pressurized conditions, psychiatric diagnoses of post-traumatic-stress-disorder and other psychological disorders, and other unusual aspects of the conditions and results of the accident.

The Lockridge Grindal Nauen Products Liability Team recently obtained a favorable verdict, after a four week trial, producing a $60 million judgment against a major ag-chemical company in a national consumer fraud action involving agricultural herbicides. That matter is finally resolved after multiple favorable unanimous opinions to date from the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota State Supreme Court.