Seven Blue Bell flavors returned to grocery shelves across Texas and Alabama in Dec. 2015 after Blue Bell recalled all of its products traced to listeria contamination. (Photo: Mark Sterkel/Odessa American via AP)

This year, many industries have experienced a record number of product recalls as well as product liability claims. As a result, both recall and liability claim trends are on the rise. Today, we're experiencing some of the largest claims payouts the nation has seen in a very long time, with jury awards and settlements growing to the tens of millions of dollars.

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