The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to cut corners as recent data shows how the organization has failed in its auditing food-safety inspections that states do on the agency’s behalf, which could be another factor in the rise of products liability and pharmaceutical medical malpractice in the United States.
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys in San Diego believe that when the government organization put in charge of regulating food and drugs is not on the ball, defective products can go unchecked into the consumer market. These product liabilites are often responsible for personal injury and even wrongful deaths in some cases.
People at risk for personal injury or wrongful death from products liability or medical malpractice are overlooked by the people who are supposed to be watching out for them – the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is just one of many signs of the hazards caused by the FDA’s negligence.
Between 2007 and 2008, the FDA did not reach its goal in at least 17 of 39 states that the organization paid to do inspections and in five states, no audits were done by the FDA at all, meaning that the risk of needing medical treatment from product liability has increased in these sections of the country.
State agencies do half the FDA’s food inspections while FDA aims to audit 7% of them to help make sure these local agencies do well in their inspections and try to catch all defective products to prevent medical malpractice and other accident claims.
Believe it or not, this is actually an improvement from the results of a few years ago, where they FDA made little-to-no progress on checking the state safety audits that catch product deficiencies or harmful drugs before they hurt consumers. In fact, the FDA is responsible for the public’s safety.
Even though this data is a sign of progress, does it mean that FDA—which has been highly criticized in the last year—is doing a good enough job to prevent defective products from entering the American market?
Our firm’s personal injury lawyers in San Diego believe that the manufacture of the defective product could be held at fault if it ends up causing pain and suffering. With them, government agencies, like the FDA, can also potentially be accountable for not catching a harmful product before it causes personal injury to a person.
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