Unsafe Products

Unsafe Products

Sometimes companies value profits over health and safety. Unfortunately, it takes injuries, or sometimes even deaths, before manufacturers of unsafe products can be forced to make them safe or to take them off the market. It frequently takes legal intervention to force manufacturers to admit mistakes and produce safer products. The Corson & Johnson Law Firm aggressively pursues unsafe product cases to hold manufacturers accountable for the harm their defective products have caused to unsuspecting consumers. 

Product liability cases are one of the most effective ways of making our communities safer.  Consider the example of automobiles. The rate of car accident injuries and deaths (per million miles driven) has fallen for decades.  Much of that improvement is a direct result of consumer lawsuits that successfully pushed for seat belts, air bags, electronic stability control, collapsing steering columns, energy absorbing bumpers, occupant-friendly interiors, and a long list of other safety features.  Many of those lawsuits were called “frivolous” by the manufacturers, but all of them led to safety improvements that eventually came to be accepted as standard and necessary. Automobile product liability cases are a textbook example of how, one case at a time, helping injured people also helps prevent other people from being injured or killed. 

Other examples of how product liability cases have made us all safer include: 

  • Children’s toys
  • Medical equipment
  • Power Tools
  • Appliances
  • Other Vehicles
  • Prescribed and over-the-counter medications
  • Industrial and construction equipment


Holding Unsafe Manufacturers Accountable

The Corson & Johnson Law Firm is experienced in prosecuting cases for people seriously injured or killed by dangerously defective products.  Our cases have revealed corporate wrongdoing, cover-ups, failing to meet safety standards, and management overruling safety engineers, with manufacturers who knew or should have known that their products were dangerous.

Injured people may be reluctant to go up against big corporations and their huge legal and financial resources. We help people stand up for what’s right and compel companies to either accept responsibility or be held accountable. The product liability attorneys at The Corson & Johnson Law Firm have forced these “Goliaths” to financially help the individuals they have harmed, and in the process to produce safer products for everyone. In doing so, they have been recognized by their profession as leading attorneys in this field.  When people stand up to demand change, others do not have to suffer the same harms, and the entire community benefits.

Unsafe Product Cases

Defective Automobile Tire: Wrongful Death

Oregon widow and her four children win $1.4 million federal wrongful death trial.

The attorneys at Corson & Johnson have helped countless individuals and families over the past three-plus decades.
Please click on the Read More Cases link highlighted below to see additional Unsafe Product case examples.
If you think you may have a case, please call, email, or text us; we would be happy to talk with you.

Client Testimonials

Isabelle Norton

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Bonnie L.

“When our grandson was badly injured in an ATV accident, sustaining life-long injuries, we went in search of a skilled and ethical attorney to help achieve reasonable financial aid for our grandson’s future, which had been greatly altered. We were referred to Corson & Johnson Law Firm. We first met Don Corson when he came to our home to meet with us and to discover more about our situation. He immediately made us comfortable with his friendly but professional demeanor.

And I couldn’t have been more impressed with his depth of legal knowledge. But more than that, it was clear he cared about our grandson’s well-being. In the many months that followed it became obvious to us that we had the best attorney in the state of Oregon working alongside us. Don was always a professional, but he was more than just an attorney to us. He became a friend. As it turned out, Don Corson did a fabulous job and our grandson will be well taken care of throughout his life. Along with a sense of assurance about our grandson’s future well-being, we also have a life-long friend.

There are no sufficient words to thank Don Corson and his staff for all they did for us and our grandson. We have no hesitation in recommending his services to others. You won’t be sorry.”

Jerry Sagen
Eugene, OR

“My beautiful healthy 45 year old wife, Mary, died suddenly in her sleep due to a fatal prescription drug combination. Mary’s physician had prescribed an antihistamine and an antibiotic, a lethal combination, warned against by both pharmaceutical companies and physician drug references. I researched and interviewed attorneys statewide before choosing the excellent firm of Johnson, Clifton, Larson and Corson. Don Corson was a firm partner prior to forming his new firm, The Corson & Johnson Law Firm. Don was the lead attorney in my case, backed by a very professional support group. Choosing an attorney in a medical malpractice case is a very important endeavor, because you will be challenged by the medical malpractice insurance industry whose resources will most likely exceed yours… choose wisely… choose the best! Don Corson in my opinion is a consummate trial attorney in case preparation and courtroom presence. Remember, the attorney you choose will be your teammate. Don Corson has the compassionate, caring human side that will make you a valuable member of that team. Don did an outstanding job of explaining a complicated case to the jury. The Lane County jury returned a substantial verdict in our favor. If you are a victim of serious injury or wrongful death, the justice of a monetary jury award may be vital to your future, but the justice of documenting a legal record of accountability will remain forever and provide spiritual healing. My beautiful wife Mary is gone, but the light of justice allows Mary’s legacy in the public record to protect others. I can offer you both an intellectual and heartfelt unqualified “yes” in recommending Don Corson as an attorney of compassion and unusual excellence.”

Sam Hall
Portland, Oregon attorney since 1976

I have known Don for over sixteen years. We’ve associated together on a number of cases, and have shared legal analyses and tactics on complex medical and product liability matters. Don has the unusual combination of talents required of an outstanding trial lawyer. He has strong technical legal proficiency; sees the big picture; marshals the facts exceptionally well; has good relations with engineers, physicians, and other experts; and communicates well with clients and juries. In addition, he has the tenacity to see a difficult case through to the end. I’ve seen him follow through successfully on a tough case, even when it took many years of work, huge outlays for costs, and when the case had to be tried twice and fought on appeal. In my opinion, the reputation Don has established over the years is well-deserved.


Susan Dunn
Deer Island, OR

“I had an awesome experience with Don Corson in my case, which is an odd thing to say as I would not wish a lawsuit on anyone. I was terribly injured (multiple head and facial fractures) when my seat belt failed to work properly in a medium speed collision. My daughter was 14 months old at the time. Fortunately, a local attorney in St. Helens recommended a Eugene firm in which Don worked. I really enjoyed working with Don. He was aware of the emotional side of head injuries and litigation and helped me feel prepared. He also insulated me from worrying about all the strategic decisions and the ups and downs of litigation. He spoke to me in terms I could understand. I continue to feel support from Don and his firm as if they were my extended family.”

Unsafe Product Resources

Adult Drugs and Child Poisonings

Adult Drugs and Child Poisonings

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson bringing awareness to the child poisoning threat posed by access to adult drugs.

Riding Lawnmowers and Child Safety

Riding Lawnmowers and Child Safety

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson bringing awareness to the child safety threat that riding lawnmowers and other home power equipment present.

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