Medical device and pharmaceutical liability lawsuit filings in federal courts, while still the leading category of products liability complaints, have declined slightly in recent years while vehicle and aircraft cases are on the rise, according to a new report released Monday.

In 2016, there were 29,149 medical device and pharmaceutical liability cases filed in federal courts, including multidistrict litigation, which makes up the overwhelming majority of products liability cases filed in federal courts.

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