Virginia: Product Liability – a Lawyer’s Magazine

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Trial is the monthly magazine of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly the American Trial Lawyer’s Association (“ATLA”), the premier national organization for plaintiff lawyers. Trial’s November 2011 issue focuses on “Products Liability” with the following articles: “Go Global for Stronger Safety Claims,” “Preemption’s Uncertain Path,” “A Closer Look at Asbestos Cases,” “Some Assembly Required,” and “A New Weapon in Pharma Cases”.

Mr. Waterman began his 30-year legal career in New Orleans, Louisiana, as a large defense firm lawyer focusing on product liability and medical malpractice. Since becoming a lawyer for victims, he has continued to handle such cases, including product liability claims for wrongful death against a national vehicle manufacturer in federal court and for personal injury against a national pharceutical company in multi-claimant litigation.

A number of other lawyers in Mr. Waterman’s firm have a products liability practice that is limited to asbestos victims. Many, but not all, of their clients were exposed to asbestos at the Newport News Shipyard on the Peninsula and/or the Norfolk Naval Base on the Southside of Hampton Roads, Virginia.