I'm attempting to get records of adverse drug events from the FDA. I've filled out a FOIA request according to their rules and submitted it. They sent back a .pdf file with thousands of accounts of adverse reactions to medication, but they haven't sent the detailed narratives of the incidents as required by the freedom of information act.
In 2014 another private citizen filed a lawsuit against the FDA to force them to release the records with the full narratives included. He won this hands down. For some reason the FDA still won't comply with my request. I'd like to file a lawsuit against them similar to the one that already succeeded to force them to release the detailed narratives.
They are to be used for evidence in court. I've got all the paperwork from the first lawsuit and it's already been ruled that they are in fact legally required to hand over the records. Are there any lawyers out there with experience in federal court that would be willing to do this?
I appreciate your detail to past history but I do not understand your purpose: what do you want proved?
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It doesn't seem likely that whatever an FOIA request would elicit would be all that helpful in whatever litigation you're pursuing. If your lawsuit is about some drug's adverse effects, consult a product liability lawyer for help.
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