Prohibitive cost of product liability protection


The producer, importer or supplier of a product passes on to the consumer the high cost of protecting himself against litigation for damage cause by a defective product. Legal costs include insurance and fees for lawyers. In the USA, awards by courts for injury has risen at an exorbitant rate. Defensive measures increase the cost of a product. Additional and unnecessary medical tests might be conducted to protect against medical malpractice suits. Industries may be made internationally uncompetitive because of these increased costs.

Inadequate defence
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST