A Design Engineer's View of Liability in Engineering Practice: Negligence and Other Potential Liabilities

TitleA Design Engineer's View of Liability in Engineering Practice: Negligence and Other Potential Liabilities
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsNichols, SP
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
Series TitleProfessional Practice
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsENGINEERING , INDUSTRIAL engineering , mechanical engineering , product , Product and Consumer Safety , product liability
AbstractThis paper examines several types of professional liability with regard to engineering activities and products and its relation to the concepts of professional negligence and product liability as defined in law, particularly in the United States. Elements of tort liability discussed in this paper reflect societal expectations for engineering practice and engineering products. The paper first examines the basis for legal liability for general tortious conduct and then specifically examines the concepts of professional 'malpractice' (professional negligence) and strict liability for products in the United States
URLhttp://www.onlineethics.org/Topics/ProfPractice/PPEssays/designnichols.aspx
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