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Irwin Mitchell

Product Liability: Mainly Claimant

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What the team is known for

Robust claimant practice that continues to be involved in significant group litigation, as well as individual product liability claims, both domestically and in foreign jurisdictions. Plays a key role in many well-publicised cases concerning defective medical devices and pharmaceutical products. Experience includes a number of metal-on-metal hip implant cases. Also handles matters concerning defective electrical devices and other consumer goods.

Strengths

One client says: "They are very professional, compassionate, knowledgeable and pay attention to detail ensuring all options have been reviewed."

Work highlights

Represented claimants who contracted Mycobacterium chimaera infection following open heart surgery. The liability claims are being brought against the manufacturer of a machine used during surgeries, which is the alleged source of the contamination.

Notable practitioners

Sallie Booth is an impressive performer in a wide range of product liability matters and is particularly noted for her capabilities in medical device and pharmaceutical disputes. She regularly advises on matters where product liability and clinical negligence intersect, and also handles claims arising out of the aerospace sector and defective consumer products.
"Sallie Booth is highly experienced in product liability claims across the globe and has a very good sense of how best to run a claim to achieve swift and satisfactory results."

Tim Annett is a popular choice for claimants seeking representation in product liability disputes involving medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He is particularly adept at acting on claims arising out of personal injury caused by defective products, including automotive and consumer products.
"Tim Annett is compassionate and knowledgeable on the law and medical matters. His communication skills are excellent - he is able to listen to and understand what is being said, and he is able to explain complex issues to clients for easy understanding."

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Overview

The department has expertise in claims arising from medical devices and pharmaceutical products as well as defective electrical and other consumer goods.

This currently includes: e-cigarettes, white goods (e.g. tumble dryers, fridge freezers), medical devices such as implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), spinal implants, orthopaedic implants (especially hip and knee replacements), Transvaginal Mesh (TVM), and CJD claims arising from contaminated human growth hormone, as well as Lariam (Mefloquine) claims against the Ministry of Defence.

Product Liability: Mainly Claimant

Irwin Mitchell

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Location

Riverside East

2 Millsands

Sheffield

South Yorkshire

UK

S3 8DT

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UK-wide

Product Liability: Mainly Claimant


Sallie Booth
Band 2