Betts Patterson Mines

Product Liability

Betts Patterson Mines defends product liability clients from a wide spectrum of industries — from makers of heavy industrial equipment to high technology manufacturers. At the industrial end of the spectrum, our clients include manufacturers of fire engines, forging presses, powered industrial trucks, inter-modal freight hitches, LPG valves, elevators, meat-packing, mining, logging, construction and other heavy equipment.

Our high technology clients include manufacturers of medical imaging equipment, computer systems, fire training trailers, technologically complex medical devices and pharmaceutical products. Between these industrial and high technology poles are manufacturers of such household items as water filters, toasters, furnaces and air conditioners, bicycles, and paints and coatings.

We also defend claims arising from exposure to alleged toxic substances, including pesticides through application and groundwater contamination, exposure to gases and other air-borne irritants or substances, food-borne illnesses or injuries and similar claims. We have represented multiple defendants in asbestos litigation since those cases were first filed in Washington in the early 1980s.

Our attorneys are active in the Product Liability Advisory Council, the Defense Research Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers. The firm is also a member of The Harmonie Group, an association of independent law firms that provide legal services to the risk and claim service industries with the mission of providing a forum for discussion between member representatives and the risk and claim service industries and improving the legal services provided by member firms through the sharing of expertise and the use of technology.