Product Liability and Litigation Support

MAI’s expertise in supporting litigation and evaluating insurance claims provides our clients with concise, definitive results supported by meticulous scientific analysis and documentation.

MAI provides litigation and insurance investigation expertise on a wide range of products and materials. It includes, but is not limited to:

Identification of defects resulting in product failureIdentification of abuse or misuse resulting in product failure
Expert witness deposition and trial testimonyProduct mechanical, chemical and physical properties
Determine product conformance with design specificationDetermination of the root cause of mechanical and corrosion failures

Our team conveys demonstrated credibility and multi-discipline certifications. Precise analysis protocols are developed and submitted at the initiation of the investigation. Internationally ASTM Standards are applied to sample preparation and examination, collection and preservation of samples and data, and handling of evidence. Our documented “chain of evidence” procedure and secured legal evidence storage assure the integrity of evidential samples.

MAI applies extensive knowledge and in-house analytical instrumentation to determine the specific cause and sequence of events responsible for product failures. We also provide coordination of third-party testing procedures for our clients when outside testing laboratories are mandated or agreed by the litigating parties or insurance company.