Material Failure Task Force

In response to the increasing volume and magnitude of property losses caused by unsafe materials which are inadequate or inappropriate for their selected use in industrial, commercial and consumer products, Cozen O'Connor's National and International Subrogation Department has established a Material Failure Task Force. The goal of the task force is to examine the factors and forces that bring about product failures as a result of deficiencies in material design and manufacture. The task force members compile, analyze and research information regarding material failures including engineered plastics, woods, metals, polymers, bio-polymers and other composites.

By having a select group of experienced subrogation attorneys focus on repetitive issues relating to the design, selection, manufacture, sale, and distribution of materials, our task force is able to streamline claim handling and litigation processes and synthesize research to efficiently and effectively maximize recoveries. In addition, we systematically track and monitor local, state and federal regulations and administrative guidelines for the design, manufacture, use and storage of materials, as well as legal proceedings pertaining to violations of these requirements. The Material Failure Task Force attorneys assist our clients by formulating strategies to promptly identify material manufacturers and to develop cutting edge theories of liability to secure recoveries for resulting property damage losses.

Members of the Material Failure Task Force are distributed throughout our 26 offices in the United States, Canada and England, and our subsidiary, National Subrogation Services. With this geographic footprint and depth of experience, we are able to provide our clients with unequaled resources to research, analyze, evaluate and pursue their recovery claims.

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Philip T. Carroll


(312) 382-3147


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