Comparing the experience of Vioxx and Celebrex leads Omri Ben-Shahar to think that stiff product liability has the perverse effect of inducing manufacturers of defective products to leave these products on the market, rather than withdraw them.
Ben-Shahar, Omri. "The (Legal) Pains of Vioxx: Why Product Liability Can Make Products More Dangerous." Economists' Voice 3, no. 6 (2006): 1-4.