Companies that make and sell products have a duty to make sure that their products do not present an unreasonable risk of harm to people who use them. If a certain product turns out to be dangerous or defective, an injured consumer may have a products liability claim.
A worker in a manufacturing plant was seriously injured when he was pulled into the machine he was operating. The machine did not have an instruction manual, nor was there a safety guard or an emergency shut-off switch. The worker, whose right arm was crushed by the accident, was awarded $16 million from the company that manufactured the dangerous piece of equipment.