Loophole in the Courts Leaves Dangerous Products on the Market; Car Tires and Contact Lens Solution Just Two Examples
June 4, 2009
Washington, DC── Over the past year, Bausch & Lomb has quietly settled over 600 contact solution lawsuits, with more cases still pending. The contact solution was reported to cause fungus infections, blinding many patients that used the solution.
AstraZeneca Hides Behind Court Secrecy to Leave Consumers in the Dark
March 12, 2009
Washington, DC—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) might be denied access to vital information regarding the safety of the drug Seroquel, manufactured by AstraZeneca, because of court documents the company refuses to make public. The FDA advisory panel meeting scheduled for April 8 is set to determine if AstraZeneca can market Seroquel XR to patients for major depression and anxiety disorders, extending the market share to approximately 20 million more patients. The drug is currently approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Corporations Are Hiding Secrets That Could Kill You
July 31, 2008
Washington, DC—Americans would be shocked and angered to learn that when they go to the store some of the products they purchase may be hiding dangerous secrets. When businesses settle unsafe product liability suits in which their products have harmed people, they often demand that individuals agree to keep secret, dangers uncovered through the court system. This practice is called court secrecy.
Product Defects To Be Disclosed Under House Anti-Secrecy Bill
April 23, 2008
Washington, DC—Companies would be compelled to disclose product defects, under legislation introduced today. The Sunshine in Litigation Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), would make settling lawsuits with secrecy agreements more difficult, ensuring that life saving information is not kept hidden.