Addressing product liability concerns and laws both in the U.S. and internationally, this book helps manufacturers and engineers develop and implement proactive processes that can reduce liability concerns and potential lawsuits. It discusses preventive measures in the engineering, development, and manufacturing of products and explains the procedures and processes manufacturers must have in place to reduce the likelihood of liability as well as to provide the best defense in case of a lawsuit. This is a premier resource for engineers, manufacturers, risk managers, and others concerned about product liability. Easy-to-follow, easy-to-implement procedures for avoiding costly product liability Protect your company against the possibility of a costly product liability lawsuit. Lawsuit! takes you through all the procedures and processes that manufacturers need to have in place to limit their exposure to product liability claims. These procedures and processes also ensure that you'll have the best defense ready in the event that your organization is faced with a lawsuit. Author Randall Goodden is one of the world's leading experts on product liability prevention. His advice is based on more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience as a manufacturing executive. Everything you need to know to reduce your firm's exposure to product liability claims is clearly set forth in non-technical language, including: * Step-by-step instructions, along with accompanying examples, for implementing risk-reduction procedures * Compliance guidelines for meeting the requirements of government product safety organizations * Examples of lawsuits that underscore the need for a rigorous risk-reduction program * Thorough explanations of the law and legal processes
Lawsuit! covers both U.S. and international law, making it appropriate for manufacturing companies around the world. In addition to avoiding product liability lawsuits, this book helps manufacturers maximize profits by being less wasteful and, at the same time, more effective in launching new products. Following the book's easy-to-follow and easy-to-implement procedures is your best defense against product liability suits that could potentially ruin your company's reputation and bottom line.