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Portland Dangerous and Defective Product Lawyers


Schauermann Thayer attorneysEvery year, millions of people get hurt using defective or dangerous consumer products. From faulty hairdryers to defective airbags, these products can cause harm and possibly even result in lifelong injuries and damages.

If you suffered an injury by a product due to a defect in production or faulty design, we want to help. At Schauermann Thayer, our Portland defective product lawyers can bring a liability claim against the manufacturer to help you obtain money for the damages you suffered.

At Schauermann Thayer, our attorneys have the experience and resources to hold negligent manufacturers accountable. Call us today for a free consultation. Our lawyers can discuss your legal options.

Understanding Product Liability Claims

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2021, 11.7 million people went to the emergency room to receive treatment for consumer product injuries. Most of these injuries involved everyday products that consumers thought were safe. Sadly, children and the elderly make up the most significant portion of consumers injured by defective or dangerous products.What are the top three consumer products that lead to serious injury?

  1. Stairs, ramps, landings, and flooring;
  2. Beds, pillows, and mattresses; and
  3. Chairs, sofas, and sofa beds.

Oregon’s laws allow consumers to hold negligent manufacturers and producers responsible for the harm their products cause. ORS 30.900 states that consumers can bring a product liability civil action against a manufacturer, distributor, seller, or lessor of a product for damages arising from:

  • Defects in design, inspection, testing, or manufacturing;
  • Failure to warn about the product and its dangers; and/or
  • Failure to properly instruct consumers in the use of the product.

Common Types of Product Liability Cases

Product liability cases can involve a wide range of products, from toys and electronics to automobiles and medical devices. In general, there are three main types of product liability cases: design defects, manufacturing defects, and failure to warn.

Design defects. Design defects occur when something wrong with the product’s design makes it unreasonably dangerous. For example, if a toy has small parts that a child could easily swallow, that could be considered a design defect.

Manufacturing defects. Manufacturing defects occur when a manufacturer does not make the product according to the proper specifications. For example, if a toy gets painted with poisonous paint, that could be considered a manufacturing defect.

Failure to warn cases. Failure to warn occurs when the manufacturer does not list adequate warnings about its potential dangers. For example, if a toy does not come with a warning that it is not suitable for children under three years old, that could be considered a failure to warn.

Product liability cases are complex and challenging to win. However, if you suffered an injury from a defective product, you have a right to seek compensation. An experienced Portland product liability lawyer at Schauermann Thayer can investigate your claim and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

We Know How to Win Product Liability Cases

For nearly 40 years, our Portland personal injury firm has successfully handled numerous product liability cases. We have the experience to tackle any type of defective product case, including:

  • Defective everyday household items;
  • Electrical fire accidents resulting from dangerous products;
  • Automobile component failures, including SUV or car rollover accidents, defective airbags, and/or faulty tires;
  • Defective power tools; and/or
  • Improperly labeled child toys or household goods.

What Type of Compensation Can I Receive After a Defective Product Injury?

There are a few different types of compensation you can receive if you suffered an injury in a defective product accident. defective product

First, you may be able to recover any medical expenses you incurred as a result of your injuries. This can include hospitalization, surgery, medication, and physical therapy.

You may also be able to recover lost wages if you missed work because of your injuries. This includes any loss of future earnings due to permanent or partial disability.

In addition, you may be awarded compensatory damages for pain and suffering. These damages include both physical and emotional pain you endured due to your injuries. You can collect damages for the loss of enjoyment in life and emotional distress you suffered.

If the defect was particularly egregious, the courts might award punitive damages.

Speak with an experienced attorney at Schauermann Thayer today to learn more about what type of compensation you can receive after suffering an injury in a defective product accident.

Contact Our Portland Dangerous and Defective Product Lawyers Today

At Schauermann Thayer, our Portland dangerous and defective product attorneys can help you hold negligent and irresponsible manufacturers accountable. When a defective product harms you or someone you love, you need a team of aggressive product liability attorneys on your side. We can help you recover damages after a serious injury accident.

Contact Schauermann Thayer to explore your legal options in a free consultation. Call us or e-mail us, and we will get back to you promptly.