Common Types of Defective Products Cases

Common Types of Defective Products Cases

This page outlines some of the most common types of dangerous and defective product claims in Portland. If you or a loved one have recently been injured due to a defective or dangerous product, we would urge you to call a Portland defective products lawyer at Dawson Law Group for a free and 100% confidential phone consultation. We’d be glad to get to know you, hear your story, evaluate your case, explain your options to you, and advise you on the next steps you need to take to be successful with your product liability (or defective products) claim. For more information about dangerous or defective product cases, visit our Defective Product Claims page. To understand what you might expect from filing a personal injury claim with a Portland defective products lawyer at Dawson Law Group, please visit our Your Lawsuit: What to Expect? page.


Contact with materials containing asbestos can often lead to property destruction, personal injury, or even death. Many product liability lawsuits have been won for victims of asbestos poisoning or who have suffered other damages due to their exposure to asbestos. If you have recently lost a loved one due to a condition relating to asbestos exposure, you may have a wrongful death claim. Please visit our Wrongful Death Claims page for more information.


Auto manufacturers owe consumers a duty of care to design their vehicles in a way that guarantees driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety. Automobile manufacturers, as well as the manufacturers that assemble car components, are often named as the defendants in defective products claims involving automobiles. Talk to a Portland defective products lawyer today to see if you have a valid product liability claim and to find out if there is an existing class-action lawsuit for your product line.


Drug manufacturers are obliged to follow the FDA’s (Food and Drug Administration) regulations about the manufacture, promotion/advertising, and sale of their pharmaceutical products. Manufacturers also carry the responsibility of alerting doctors and consumers of all of a drug’s potential side effects. Even if manufacturers follow all of the FDA’s guidelines, they can still be held liable for defective drugs. Talk to a Portland defective products lawyer today if you have questions about an injury caused by a dangerous or defective pharmaceutical product.

Medical Products

If a defective medical product led to injury or death, the manufacturers of those products can be held liable for damages surrounding the injury. However, it can be difficult in many cases to distinguish between whether a plaintiff ought to file a product liability claim or a medical malpractice claim. If you think you or a loved one may have been the victim of medical malpractice, please visit our Medical Malpractice Claims page for more information, or talk to one of our Portland personal injury attorneys today at 503-919-1315.

Chemicals and Cosmetics

defective-product-cases-02Defective household chemicals (often those used for cleaning), as well as cosmetic products or personal hygiene products are often the subjects of defective product cases. If you were injured by a dangerous chemical or cosmetic product, you will have to prove that the product’s manufacturer or vendor had prior knowledge or should have had prior knowledge of the product’s side effects of proper use, and that you were injured due to those side effects.

Food and Agriculture

Food, beverages, and agricultural products can be subject to dangerous or defective products claims if they are contaminated or stored improperly and cause food poisoning or other food-borne illnesses. In many product liability cases concerning food and agriculture products, if you can prove that a law was broken, such a failing to adhere to sanitary standards or using restricted pesticides or nutrients, your chances of a successful outcome will be very strong.

Machinery and Tools

Defectivedefective-products-consumer-rights-01 machinery and tools lead to numerous injuries and deaths every year. If injuries were caused by defective machinery or tools, or if sufficient notice about risks with the product or proper usage of the product was not given, manufacturers can be held liable for damages. If you or a loved one were recently in an accident involving dangerous or defective machinery and tools, you should call a Portland defective products lawyer today to get more information about what you can do to maximize your recovery.

Recreational Products

Recreational products include products intended for entertainment. Children’s toys, board games, and roller coasters all fit within this broad category. Product manufacturers and vendors have a legal responsibility to inspect their products for defects, properly inform consumers about proper use, and warn the public about possible risks associated with the products. If any of these duties have been breached, you may have a dangerous or defective products claim.