The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into effect in the UK on 6th April 2008. According to the act an offence is when:
(1)An organisation to which this section applies is guilty of an offence if the way in which its activities are managed or organised
(a) causes a person’s death, and
(b) amounts to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed by the organisation to the deceased.
Can we safely assume that GlaxoSmithKline would be deemed as causing this offence if found guilty of manufacturing a defective drug under the consumer protection act?
I'm not a lawyer but if I had lost a family member through suicide and that suicide leaned toward GlaxoSmithKline's Seroxat then it would certainly be worth pursuing a corporate manslaughter charge if Seroxat was deemed defective.
I'm sure many lawyers are keeping a close eye on the outcome of the UK litigation... or maybe I'm wrong?
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