Albany Defective & Dangerous Products

Manufacturers commonly launch several new products on a yearly basis, and – as consumers – we all make use of scores of those items daily! Everything from your toothpaste to your socks – Americans make use of an inestimable range of manufactured products on a yearly basis. And as consumers we presume and rely on the fact that the merchandise we are using to get us through our daily lives has been tested by the manufacturer and their safety validated. But, what happens when the originator of a product fails to uphold their responsibility and the product they release to the consumer causes serious bodily harm or death? The answer falls within the area of law known as product liability law. Product Liability Law holds producers accountable for screening their products properly before launch, along with supplying obvious directions and necessary admonishes with it. Regrettably, the almost always private sector companies generating these goods don’t always fulfill their obligation and often launch a product that is not completely safe or reliable. Additionally, there are those companies that set their profit margins ahead of the safety and security of the general public, and market an item they may be aware is unsafe.  History is replete with such examples as car manufacturers, pharmaceutical giants, and the tobacco industry. Product Liability cases fall into the following three “types”:

Defectively built items: This is when a particular product in a line of otherwise safe products is unsafely assembled or constructed and causes bodily harm in some way

Design flawed items: The design of the product is flawed; this is not a case of one unit being defective but rather the entire line. When you hear about an industry recall this is typically the issue

Failure to supply enough or any warning or instruction: These products are not accompanied with clear and apparent warnings or instructions for appropriate use, and thus injury or death occurs

The law practice of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve is skilled in the intricate arena of Product Liability Law; our committed attorneys possess the resources and the proficient support staff to gather research and offer irrefutable evidence that an item is either poorly designed, flawed, or dangerous, and therefore – as a result – it caused damage or bodily harm. Since 1971, Shlesinger & deVilleneuve has been representing and fighting for the rights of injured Oregonians; we have been successful at securing payment for 95% of our cases, because we engage each client like they are the only one we have, and each case like it’s worth a million bucks! If you’re facing the tragedy of a personal injury caused by a defective product, contact the law firm of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve. A member of our distinguished team will contact you back the same day and will calendar a legal consultation – without charge! All of our work will be pursued on a contingency agreement; this means that you will not need to pay us unless we are successful in getting a settlement for your case!