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BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:E342
  1. Imre Loefler, editor
  1. Nairobi Hospital Proceedings, Kenya

Serving hot coffee without warning of the risks attracts litigation. It follows that the best defense against liability is to assume that everyone is a moron.

Aircraft makers and airlines are also liable if their products fall down. They may be able to protect themselves by displaying audiovisual messages, indicating that airplanes are known to crash and that air travel is dangerous.

The makers of all products and the …

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