Dangerous or defective products cause many injuries to Oklahomans each year. The bulk of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers and sellers took proper steps in ensuring safety. Oftentimes, proper safety measures are not taken until after injury and a subsequent lawsuit takes place. Oklahoma product liability lawsuits are brought to provide compensation for the injuries caused from the use of the defective product. Such injuries may include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of physical capacity, and mental anguish. If the defendant company demonstrated a reckless or wanton disregard for safety, punitive damages may be available. Punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant.