Leigh Day is unique in the size of its large and growing team dedicated to product liability, or defective products, and is ranked as the No. 1 firm in this field by the Legal 500
and Chambers & Partners
The team’s specialist product liability solicitors and lawyers have expert knowledge in the area of defective products and the team has gained an enviable reputation for taking on challenging cases and achieving excellent results with claims for compensation relating to a range of defective products. These include claims relating to medical devices
such as heart valves, orthopaedic implants, drugs
and other consumer products, especially defective hip prostheses.
The team has had many considerable successes in recent years and is set to maintain its dominant position as the leading practice in the field of product liability. We are currently representing clients in claims relating to DePuy's ASR hip replacement components and Medtronic's Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads. The team also successfully represented a group of people who became seriously ill after being involved in a clinical trial
at Northwick Park.
The team also has specialist expert knowledge in obtaining compensation for clients who have been injured because of faulty consumer goods
, including white goods such as fridge freezers and home hair dye kits
, or who have contracted food poisoning
in the UK or on holiday abroad.
Facts and figures
2,932 medical device investigation reports were conducted by MHRA
2009/2010 87 safety warning notices were issued by the MHRA in 2009/2010L
Leigh Day ranked in top position for defective product claims 6 years running by Legal 500 and Chambers guide to the legal profession