Myron Shapiro has been a practicing trial lawyer for more than 35 years. He has been lead counsel in more than 50 complex products liability trials. These trials include defending automobile and truck manufacturers involving airbags (aggressive deployment/non-deployment frontal and side), rollover roof crush, sudden/unintended acceleration, lack of ignition inter-lock, inertial release of occupant restraint system, carbon monoxide affixation, door latch integrity, post-collision fuel system integrity, front seat/backrest strength in rear-end collisions and aerodynamic/handling characteristics (oversteer/understeer) in cases involving brain damage, difuse axonal brain injuries, quadriplegia/paraplegia, wrongful death, ruptured aorta, traumatic amputation, burn injuries, crushed internal organs and persistent vegetative state.
Myron has also defended a number of off-road industrial vehicle/material handling equipment manufacturers (fork lifts, front-end loaders, skid steer loaders, walkie straddle truck) involving allegations of inadequate rollover protection systems (ROPS), lack of audible alarm/visual strobe light, warnings, lack of occupant restraint and “belly button” reversing switch defects.
Non-vehicular products defended by Myron include stainless steel armoured phone cables for public telephones in which severe hand & arm lacerations have occurred during acts of vandalism, telephone acoustical trauma, power station insulation materials resulting in electrical burns, insecticide/pesticide-crop contamination (toxic tort), commercial litigation and intellectual property cases. Myron has also served as national coordinating counsel.