A new report found product liability cases that aren’t already in multidistrict litigation reached their highest level since 2013, with 5,826 filed in 2022.

With the exception of a dip in 2021, most likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of product liability cases steadily rose for seven years, according to Lex Machina’s 2023 Product Liability Litigation Report, released on Thursday.