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Old 12-16-2012, 07:54 AM   #70
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I think what really bugs anti-plaintiff people are the suits where the person was using something inherently dangerous (e.g. chain saw) or made a mistake and was injured. After all, the chain saw doesn't jump off the table and attack the fleeing construction worker. The construction worker takes a shortcut or has a moment of inattention. And then they sue the chainsaw manufacturer. This sort of thing seems frivolous.

But is it?

Look around. The products we use every day are loaded with features that are designed to protect people from themselves. Just today, a few product safety features have saved me from making a mistake and hurting myself. My espresso machine has a guide so I can't undertighten it and have it explode. And my shower has an anti-scald shower head.
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