What Every Engineer Should Know about Product Liability
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The need for greater product safety has created new and confusing legal pressures for engineers involved in product design, manufacturing, management and sales. In responding to these challenges, the engineer needs to develop a new and broadened perspective of total design responsibility. The book shows how the process of designing safer products is a natural extension of traditional engineering aptitudes and procedures. Written by a mechanical engineer and an electrical engineer who have extensive experience as educators, product designers and witnesses and advisors in product liability cases, What Every Engineer Should Know About Product Liability contains a core of topics chosen to illuminate the engineer's multifaced responsibility
Table of Contents
Introduction The Legal System of the United States State and Federal Laws and Regulatory Agencies Basic Concepts of Product Liability Law Product Liability Evolution Reducing Product Liability Risk Product Liability Insurance Product Liability Litigation Engineering and Ethics The Role of Engineering Education The Unreasonably Dangerous Product