Dedicated Product Liability Attorneys in Portland, Oregon
At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our product liability lawyers in Portland, Oregon know that the illnesses, injuries, and even fatalities that result from defective goods can devastate families without notice.
Whether the damages were caused by design flaws, manufacturing defects, or improper labeling or instructions, our clients are left with injuries that lead to mounting medical bills, lost income, or sadly without the love and companionship of a lost loved one.
If there was an act or failure to act that caused your injuries, we may be able to pursue the individual or company responsible for their breach of care to consumers for the fair compensation you need to get your life back on track.
What is a Product Liability Claim?
Product liability refers to the obligations of all parties along the supply chain to do their part to manufacture safe goods and products.
This can include the manufacturer, an assembling company, a wholesaler, and even a retail store owner.
The law allows us to hold the negligent party responsible for our clients’ injuries caused by a product if there were:
- Design Defects
Design defects require proof that the product was unreasonably dangerous because of a flaw in the way it was designed.
These claims are built on evidence that the manufacturer should have known about the defect, and not that they were actually aware of it.
- Manufacturing Defects
Manufacturers are obligated to create products that are safe and free from defects that will harm the user.
If the manufacturer was aware, or should have been aware, that the nature of the product’s make-up would harm a consumer, they may liable for the resulting injuries.
- Failure to Provide Adequate Instructions or Warnings
When products are distributed without the proper warning labels, instructions, or adequate directions, there is no assurance that the consumer can use the product safely, which often results in injuries.
What are the Most Common Types of Defective Products?
Any type of product can be defective by design, manufacture, or marketing. In fact, many are —and some have even been recalled — without each user being notified individually.
Some of the most common types of defective products include, but are not limited to:
- Agricultural and lawn care equipment
- Car accessories, including airbags, child car seats, seat belts, and tires
- Children’s toys, furniture, and clothing
- Strollers, cribs, and car seats
- Cleaning products
- Household products and appliances
- Medical devices, surgical tools, and prescription medications
- Pesticides and other toxic substances
- Pet foods
- Playground equipment
- Processing equipment
- Safety equipment
- Smartphones and other electronics
- Tools and machinery
When our product liability attorneys pursue these complex cases, we must prove the product has an unreasonably dangerous defect that caused an injury while being used in the way it was intended and that it was not significantly changed in operation from the way it was originally sold.
What’s more, when companies fail to notify users of a product’s defects, they may also be pursued for the financial recovery that will make our clients whole again.
At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, we bring over 35 years of experience to each product liability case we represent, which allows us to customize our legal approach to pursue solutions for each client’s unique needs.
If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one using a defective product, contact our Multnomah County product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman today by calling 503-305-4059 to schedule a free confidential assessment of your claim.