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Personal Injury & Products Liability

Budd Larner, P.C., represents both plaintiffs and defendants including various product manufacturers, self-insureds, medical schools and insurance carriers in personal injury cases of many types. These matters include medical malpractice, product liability, engineering malpractice, architectural malpractice and general negligence. Representative plaintiff cases include:

  • Plaintiff co-counsel in Cipollone v. Liggett, one of first verdicts in products liability case against tobacco industry
  • $14,400,000 verdict, personal injury/products liability case against car manufacturer
  • $2,500,000 settlement, medical malpractice case involving birth injuries (cerebral palsy)
  • $2,000,000 settlement, serious auto accident
  • $2,000,000 settlement, birth trauma
  • $1,750,000 settlement, medical malpractice case involving spine injury
  • $1,000,000 settlement, medical malpractice case involving failure to diagnose cancer
  • $1,000,000 settlement, medical malpractice birth injury case
  • $950,000 settlement, personal injury case - automobile accident (multiple injuries)
  • $450,000 settlement, eye injury case
  • $400,000 verdict, products liability case against auto manufacturer (aggravation of disc injury)
  • $350,000 verdict, machine hand injury case

CYNTHIA A. WALTERS Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. Diplomat of American Board of Trial Lawyers. Born Montreal, Canada, August 30, 1949; admitted to bar, 1982, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1991; U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Drew University (B.A., 1971); New York Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1982). Articles Editor, New York Law School Law Review, 1981-1982. Recipient: Sylvia D. Garland Award in Civil Litigation, 1982; Jurisprudence Award in Family Law, 1981; Voted one of Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2006; New Jersey Super Lawyer, New Jersey Monthly, 2005; New Jersey Top Lawyers, New Jersey Monthly, March 2003; ATLA (Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1988). Member, Board of Directors, New Jersey Volunteers in Courts and Corrections Association, 1977-1979. Author: "The Doctrine of Implied Preemption in Products Liability Cases-Federalism in the Balance," 54 Tenn. L. Rev. 602, 1987. Contributing Author: Text, New Jersey Products Liability Law, 1994-2001. District V-B Ethics Committee, 1997-2001 (vice Chair, 1999-2000; Chair, 2000-2001). Hearing Officer, Essex County 1987-1989. Arbitrator, Morris County, 1989-95. Summer Faculty, Products Liability, Fordham Law School, 1993-1994. Member: Essex County and New Jersey State Bar Associations; Trial Attorneys of New Jersey.

PRACTICE AREAS: Products Liability; Medical Malpractice; Personal Injury (plaintiff and defense).


For more information, please contact:

Cynthia A. Walters