product liability

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1780
Reference Entry
A definition of the term "product liability" is presented. It refers to the debt that manufacturers and sellers owe the public for any damages their products cause. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and applicable tort law regulate the responsibility for consumer product safety of medical devices, new technologies, prostheses and implants, telecommunications machinery, office equipment, supplies, and drugs in medical care facilities in the United States.


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