Defective & Dangerous Products
Manufacturers continually release hundreds of thousands of new products every year, and – as consumers – we use literally hundreds of those products every day! From your morning coffee to the clothes you wear to the car you drive – Americans use an inestimable number of manufactured goods every year. As consumers we also assume and depend on the fact that the manufacturers who produce our products are trustworthy and responsible, that they have tested the products, and ensured they are safe. What happens, then, when a manufacturer – or a product they make – fails, and the product malfunctions in some way, causing injury or damage as a result? It then becomes a personal injury case under Product Liability Law, because manufacturers are responsible for testing their products adequately before release, as well as providing clear instructions and warnings on their use. Unfortunately, companies do not always meet that responsibility, and sometimes release a product that causes injury – or tragedy. Unconscionably, there are also companies that put their profit margins ahead of public safety and health, and continue to market a product they know to be harmful for financial gain; most notably – the tobacco industry. There are three “types” of product liability cases:
- Defectively manufactured products: The product is flawed because of an error in making it; that one product performs differently from all the rest of the products on the shelf that are exactly like it, and the defective product causes a personal injury of some kind.
- Defectively designed products: The product’s design is inherently flawed; it is not a case of just one product malfunctioning, the entire line of products is defective, and there is a danger of injury and/or death when using it. When there is an “industry recall” of some kind, this is generally what is at issue.
- Failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions: The product does not provide clear and obvious warnings or instructions on proper use, and injury and/or death is the result of insufficient advisory information on how to use the product properly.
The law firm of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve specializes in the complex area of Product Liability Law; our dedicated attorneys have the resources and skilled professional staff to collect evidence and provide irrefutable proof that a product is either defective, poorly designed, poorly made, or harmful, and that – because of this – it caused you or a loved one damage or personal harm. Since 1971, the law firm of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve has been representing injured Oregonians; we are successful in obtaining compensation in 95% of our cases, because we treat every client like our only client, and every case like a million dollar case! If you have been injured or suffered damages from using a particular product, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible! Call our office; we will speak to you the same day about scheduling a complimentary consultation. We work with all of our personal injury clients on a contingency basis only; there is no fee without recovery. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we are passionate about your rights and dedicated to your welfare! Let us fight for you when you cannot!