Yesterday, October 28, the U.S. Chamber held the 10th annual “Legal Reform Summit”- a day spent blaming the civil justice system for all the country’s hardships. The American Association for Justice has released a report entitled “They Knew and Failed To,”exposing corporations through several detailed examples of consumer products such as perscription drugs and medical devices that had known safety concerns within the company yet remained on the market.
Consumers are no longer surprised when they turn on the news to find another recall or product warning. Consumers would be surprised to find out that some corporations knew about the dangers of their products but thought the profit was more important, deciding to carelessly risk the lives of people and market the product anyway.
Through several true stories, non- oppinionated merely factual, the AAJ report “They Knew and Failed To,” discredits the Chamber and shames corporation after corporation. While the report creates awareness and raises red flags to consumers, it is unfortunate that there is no protection from becoming a victim. The Chamber’s “ Legal Reform Summit” is a day that fights the civil justice system that they claim works against the country and its economic success, while the Civil Justice System fights daily to hold the Chamber and countless corporations accountable for decades of wrongdoing.