What we know and don't know about product liability

by Deborah R. Hensler

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An edited transcript of written testimony delivered in September 1991 to the Consumer Subcommittee of the United States Senate Commerce Committee. The author covers five topics: trends in product liability; the nature and extent of product-associated injuries and the rate of claiming associated with these; the role of the tort liability system in compensating injuries; the effects on manufacturer behavior; and the need for additional information about the product-liability phenomenon.

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