We can help you recover your damages from a defective product.
Oregon’s law of products liability follows the consumer expectations test, which says basically that a product which does not meet a reasonable consumer’s expectations is defective, and the product manufacturer and sellers are liable for the damages caused by the defect. It is strict liability in that the end user or purchaser needs to show the product was defective rather than to show that the manufacturer acted unreasonably. Products liability runs the gamut of products from the Ford Pinto and GM sidesaddle gas tank pickup trucks, to pharmaceuticals like thalidomide, fen-phen, and vioxx, to machines in the workplace without interlocks or guards to prevent injury. Product liability attorneys will be able to help refine the legal theories of the product defect, and proving causation and damages.