NZtechfreak: I think the OP is taking liberties with the coroners findings here.
I think the liberty taking comes from the media. Basically, 'Coroner makes reasonable finding and recommendations in case of woman's death', won't sell many newspapers. 'Woman Dies from Drinking too much Coke, Warnings Called for' will.
Having got that off my chest. I've been thinking about responsibility a lot lately.
I agree that this woman and her family were responsible for her death. I read some stuff written at the time which suggested there were some deeper issues with her. But it isn't the responsibility of Coca-Cola, that's pretty clear.
However, how does this contrast with the 'buyer beware' attitude we take to leaky homes?
Buy a house that was consented, inspected and approved by a council; the house then gets built buy a 'professional builder'; then you get told it is leaky, uninhabitable and will need to be repaired, often by the council which originally approved it. It is entirely your responsibility as the home owner.
What do you all think?