What is pharmaceutical product liability?
This rule (sometimes called “strict liability” or “absolute liability,”) has more to do with social policy than with purely legal matters. The idea behind it is to avoid placing the risk of catastrophic loss on an individual consumer. The manufacturer can purchase insurance to cover such claims, increasing the price of the manufactured product to cover the cost of insurance. In this way, the risk of catastrophic loss is divided among all purchasers of the product.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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