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7/09/2020 – Updated As Of

Defective and dangerous products are products that injure consumers due to their use. Product manufacturers have a responsibility to product safe products that are designed with the safety of the consumer in mind. Manufacturers also have the responsibility of providing adequate instruction on proper usage of the product, as well as warning consumers of dangerous conditions that intended use of the product might lead to.

defective-products-attorney-oregon-1Greg Veralrud, a top Oregon personal injury attorney, has the following information about the three legal classifications of defective products liability law in Oregon. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective or dangerous product, call Greg Veralrud at 541-345-3334 for a free consultation today.



Defective Manufacture

A product that is manufactured defectively is one that is incorrectly manufactured to be dangerous to consumers and somehow still made it into the hands of a consumer. Defective manufactures are flawed because of some error making it, meaning that many products that are defective came from a batch of products that were mostly safe.

Some examples of a manufacturing defect include:

  • Defective firing pin causes firearm to fire
  • A tainted batch of children’s fever medicine is poisonous to children
  • A batch of children’s clown dolls has a nose that come off and become a choking hazard


Defective Design

If a product is creative with a defective design, it was engineered improperly to be inherently dangerous or defective. Defective design claims are not related to batches of products, but whole product lines that are inherently dangerous due to their design.

Some examples of defective design include:

  • A drug that has not been long-term tested puts consumers at increased risk of heart failure
  • A line of SUVs has a tendency to roll over when turning a corner too quickly
  • A product line of cars rolls out with defective airbags; people are injured when they do not deploy
  • Lead paint being used to paint children’s toys

Failure to Provide Adequate Instruction or Warnings

If manufacturers do not provide proper instructions on the usage of a product, or proper warning that a product, if used in a certain way, could be potentially dangerous, they can be held liable for the damages those products cause. Manufacturers are required to warn users of hidden dangers of a product, and to instruct consumers how to use the product so that consumers avoid any dangers.

Some examples of failures to provide adequate warning or instructions include:

  • Aspirin if it is sold without a label warning users not to mix with alcohol
  • Corrosive cleaning solutions without instructions advising users to use gloves

Finding the Right Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer for You

If you or a loved one have recently been injured due to a defective or dangerous product in Oregon, it would serve you well to talk to an Oregon personal injury lawyer to get more information and find out your options. Greg Veralrud and his personal injury legal team invite you to call today at 541-345-3334 for a free and confidential phone consultation. Our legal team will get to know you better, understand your situation, explain your options, and give you advice on best next steps. In his decades of practice, Greg Veralrud has built a reputation for stopping at nothing to get our clients the compensation they deserve, and unlike many other lawyers, we are unafraid to take your case to court if that is what it will take to get you the justice you deserve.


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