Person Putting Testing Swab into Tube

Investigation of Hidden Costs in “Free” Coronavirus Testing

Were you charged for what was supposed to be a free Covid-19 test? Did your insurance provider refuse to pay the bill, or refuse to pay for things like the office visit or lab fees? We’re investigating to see if a class action is needed.  Read more

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Medical Billing, medical, Covid-19 Related
Adult Hands Cupping Baby Feet

Opioid Makers, Distributors Sued for Problems with Newborns Class Action

The plaintiffs in this case are two babies, Baby AM and Baby RH, who were born dependent on opioids. The complaint says, “The first days of Baby Plaintiffs’ lives were spent in excruciating pain as doctors weaned the infants from opioid addiction.” This class action brings suit against a long list of pharmaceutical makers, and  Read more

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Pharmaceuticals, Opioids, Babies Born Addicted
The Coral Princess

Coral Princess Permitted to Sail, Despite Covid-19 Class Action

In the Covid-19 pandemic, cruise ships were hit particularly early and particularly hard by the disease. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Carnival Cruise companies—which include Carnival Corporation, Carnival plc, Princess Cruises, the Holland American Line, Costa Cruises, and others—knew early on about the dangers posed to cruise ship passengers by Covid-19  Read more

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Exposure to Disease, Cruises, Covid-19 Related
Bottle of Oxycontin and Tablets

Drug Companies and Baby Addiction Florida Class Action

The plaintiffs in this class action are babies born dependent on opioids, and their mothers. The complaint offers a very long list of defendant companies, including distributors, manufacturers, and marketers. (See the complaint linked below for the full list of companies.) It says, “Baby Plaintiffs and their mothers are victims of the opioid crisis that  Read more

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Pharmaceuticals, Opioids, Babies Born Addicted
Manhattan Cryobank Conference Booth

Manhattan Cryobank Screening for Genetic Diseases Class Action

What kind of guarantees does a customer of a sperm bank want? The complaint alleges that CNTP MCB, Inc. (MCB, formerly known as Manhattan Cryobank, Inc.) “sold sperm to the public which it knew could contain genetic diseases.” The complaint claims that even MCB’s chairman knew that testing was inadequate.  Read more

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Sperm Bank, medical, Genetic Screening
AllianceHealth Ponca City Hospital

AllianceHealth Liens Against Patients Covered by Insurance Oklahoma Class Action

If you’re treated at a hospital that accepts your insurance, the hospital is supposed to submit its claims to your insurer, right? The complaint for this class action alleges that Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) doesn’t do this when patients are injured in auto accidents caused by a third party’s negligence. According to this complaint,  Read more

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Your Health, Medical Care, Medical Billing
Box of Zantac

Sanofi-Aventis Zantac/Generics Produce NDMA in the Body Class Action

Zantac is a brand-name form of ranitidine, a stomach-acid reduction drug. The complaint for this class action alleges that certain companies involved in the making or marketing of Zantac—Sanofi-Aventis US, LLC, Sanofi US Services, Inc., Chattem, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (GSK)—have been continuing to put out the drug despite knowing that  Read more

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Pharmaceuticals, Cancer Risk
United HealthCare Sign in Front of Building

United Healthcare Dropping Providers Without Explanation Class Action

This class action, brought against entities in the UnitedHealthcare group of companies, concerns contracts for a Medicare Advantage (MA) insurance plan. The plaintiffs say they are being dropped as providers without being given any reason and that the process violates MA Regulations and the companies’ provider manual.  Read more

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Termination of Providers, Insurance, Health Insurance
Cancer Patient Undergoing Treatment

Cancer Center Advertising: Investigation of Truth Versus Emotional Appeal

When is it a bad idea to give someone with a serious disease hope? When you’re highlighting an atypical case so that it’s false hope, says the group Truth in Advertising (TINA.org). It’s talking about commercials for cancer treatment centers that use testimonials from patients who recovered, even though the chances of survival with certain  Read more

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Medical Care, Deceptive Advertising