Oregon Products Liability Attorney
Defective Products Law Firm in Portland
Consumers in Oregon and across the country are injured virtually every day by dangerously defective products. Defective products that cause injuries can include everyday items such as child car seats, table saws, toasters, tires, prescription drugs, and many more.
When product makers put their items on the market for profit they have a responsibility to ensure the products are safe and will not unreasonably cause consumers harm. Manufacturers can take effective steps towards producing safe products by employing intelligent design principles, insisting on good quality raw materials, and ensuring responsible, effective and comprehensive testing. Unfortunately, these measures are often not taken.
Different Ways Product Claims Arise
Most unreasonably dangerous products suffer from either a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn. Dangerous products that are considered defectively designed are products with an inherently dangerous flaw in the design such that each product manufactured presents the same kind of risk of harm to a user. In those cases, anyone who uses one of the defectively designed products is at risk for injury.
By contrast, a manufacturing defect is when one product or even a lot or batch suffer from a defect caused by the manufacturing process. Other properly manufactured products may be perfectly safe because the inherent design is sound, but for some reason one item or batch was not put together properly. For instance, a welding machine in one factory may have been improperly set and the result is a weak weld at a critical place in a product that can fail and cause injury.
Sometimes a products liability claim may arise if a product does not warn a consumer of unknown dangers or if the warning isn't sufficient. A product may be safe if used in a certain way but very dangerous if used in an unintended way. A product manufacturer has the responsibility to warn a consumer of dangers that a consumer may not be aware of. So in some instances, the harm that a product causes a person may be a result of a lack of a clear warning, or improper instructions.
Contact a Products Liability Lawyer
A Portland Oregon personal injury attorney at Angel Law PC can help you evaluate your defective products case. If you or a family member has been seriously injured by a dangerous product whether it's a tool, a baby's crib, an automobile, or medical device an products liability lawyer at Angel Law PC can help you get financial compensation for the harm you suffered.
Contact a defective product attorney today at Angel Law PC.
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